Introduction

Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme (LCBCCAP) is a five-year programme whose overall goal is to secure the livelihood of 1.5 million people in the Lake Chilwa Basin and enhance resilience of their natural resource base.


The programme aims to achieve this goal through development and implementation of basin-wide climate change adaptations in support of the Malawi National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) to enhance the capacity of communities to adopt sustainable livelihood and natural resource management practices.


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The Programme will achieve this through

    • strengthening of local and district institutions to better manage natural resources and build resilience to climate change
    • facilitating and helping in building of cross-basin and cross-sectoral natural resource management and planning for climate change throughout the basin
    • improving household and enterprise adaptive capacity in basin


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    Beneficiaries

    The primary beneficiaries of the Programme are local communities dwelling in selected villages within the hot-spots. In addition, local and district institutions dealing in environment and natural resources management will benefit from capacity building programmes provided by the programme. The Programme will also support partner institutions with resources to enhance their capacity to deliver essential services to the communities so as to enhance their resilience and adaptation to climate change.