Promoting Autonomous Adaptation

What is the project about

The  Promoting Autonomous Adaptation project seeks to help communities to adapt to climate change at community level by developing and piloting a range of number of effective coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of smallholder farmers.

The project activities range from introducing new technologies (such as automatic weather stations, solar pumps, modern irrigation technologies), providing high yielding, early maturing and drought resistant crop seeds and delivering assistance in irrigation from rainwater harvest to conducting trainings to teach the farmers how to rehabilitate the degraded watershed.

The project helps to develop the capacity of planning authorities, include climate risks into their planning processes and provide support to communities.

What have we accomplished so far

·       Eight  district task team members and development agents trained in and use climate related vulnerability and risk assessments in an integrated area-based planning approach

·       40 green enterprises established

·       1422 farmers trained in and tested in climate change resilience building techniques and practices.

Who Finances it?

Financing for this project is provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).



Delivery in previous fiscal year

Project Overview
Project start date:
Estimated end date:
Geographic coverage:
Benishangul-Gumuz, Tigray, Oromia, Gambella, Addis Ababa City Administration
Focus Area:
Climate Change Adaptation
Project officer:
Wubua Mekonnen,
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Regional and District Environmental Protection Offices
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