Government, communities and others working collaboratively in Mozambique to transform climate adaptation planning systems
Adaptive Governance for a Changing Climate
ACCRA Case Study
In Mozambique, climate change has been increasing the vulnerability of rural and urban communities. Droughts, floods and cyclones are more frequent and severe, and sea levels continue to rise – and the situation is likely to worsen. This has undermined the government’s efforts to achieve its goal of reducing extreme poverty.
The approval of the new National Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy (ENAMMC) in 2012 presented an important opportunity for ACCRA to advise the Government of Mozambique and ultimately to effect systemic and institutional change in planning for climate change adaptation. ACCRA also supported MITADER, which is responsible for operationalizing the strategy, with tools, resources and advice on processes. This story of change was developed following an external evaluation of ACCRA’s work in Mozambique, through a series of interviews and a learning history workshop held in October 2016 in Maputo.
The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) is an alliance of Oxfam, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), working closely with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Until 2016, ACCRA was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).