Adaptation planning with communities: learning from practice in Embu County, Kenya

The Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa has been testing and refining approaches to community-based adaptation (CBA) with communities in the drylands in Ghana, Niger, Kenya and Mozambique, promoting the integration of these approaches into local and national government systems and programmes, and into those of other African countries. Community Adaptation Action Planning or CAAP – a participatory planning process – has been at the heart of this learning. It provides a platform for facilitating community participation and empowerment, devising forward-looking and proactive strategies, and for forming more trusting relationships between actors whose collaboration is required for tackling climate change. This document presents a short summary of the latest learning on this practice, based on the application of CAAP in Kenya’s Embu County, in 2015 and 2016.