Climate change Study Findings
The Irish Aid Climate Change and Development Learning Platform seeks to build the capacity of Irish Aid staff and partner’s to incorporate climate change into development programming and improve tracking and reporting of climate change activities. The Learning Platform (LP) commissioned IIED to undertake a number of case studies to assess how climate change is being integrated into development planning either by governments or development agencies in those countries in which Irish Aid has programmes. Pastoralists Programme implemented by TNRF in partnership with CARE, Promoting adaptation and climate resilience growth through devolved district climate finance (IIED/Haki Kazi Catalyst), and Pastoralism Programme(OXFAM) all funded by Irish were selected in this case study.
The aim of the study was to identify, generate and share the learning drawn from 3 case study approaches to supporting pastoralist groups in Tanzania, and to identify strengths of approaches and support to local adaptation in the drylands.
The field work for data collection was carried out from 10Th -22nd June 2015, leaded by Sam Greene , Consultant, IIED; assisted by Zakaria Faustin – TNRF Pastoralists Programme Manager, Marcely Madubi – Care Pastoralist Program Coordinator, and Julian Dalika – Care Pastoralist Program M+E Officer. The studies consisted of an appreciative enquiry into approaches for supporting pastoralist groups facing Climate change effects in Tanzania. Other tools used were TAMD and Climate Resilience Spectrum. The study was conducted guided by the following key guiding questions:
- How far did benefits achieved match the planned Theories of Change?
- What were the most effective ways of achieving benefits?
- How well was climate change integrated into planning?
- What was most effective at driving this change?
- To what extent could adaptations and changes be considered “radical” or transformational?