The documents contain invaluable insights into how donors, policymakers, and adaptation practitioners can enhance their design and support for effective and equitable adaptation. It further elaborates on how policy advocacy can be sequenced and how practitioners can design adaptation planning processes from analysis to action. The documents provide a practical case study from CARE’s Locally-led Adaptation Pilot (LLAP) in Southern Zambia on how climate risk assessments, designing and implementing community-driven solutions in a Local Adaptation Plan (LAP). The lessons from Zambia, while crucial for that context, are also highly transferable to other country contexts.

Locally-led adaptation planning is paramount in addressing the increasingly urgent challenges posed by climate change. Yet, for adaptation planning to be effective, it is vital to plan for and sequence every step, from climate risk analysis to developing and implementing local adaptation plans to policy advocacy and influencing. The information gleaned from climate risk analysis can effectively guide the creation and implementation of local adaptation plans, while opportunities for learning events and policy advocacy ensure sustainability and scale.

Between early 2022 – and early 2024, CARE conducted an LLAP in Southern Zambia to implement the entire adaptation planning cycle from analysis to action with communities facing greater climate vulnerability due to increasing droughts, floods, and erratic rainfall patterns. The documents provide insights into how practitioners can design adaptation planning processes from analysis to action.

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From Analysis to Action

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Sequencing for Success

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CVCA: Chuundwe Zone

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CVCA: Kalonda Zone

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CVCA: Katundulu Zone

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CVCA: Mankubu Zone