19 January 2016
- Play the role of a convener or facilitator by bringing together a diversity of institutions, people, views and experiences, thereby promoting the integrated regional development of a shared vision and understanding of opportunities and ideas;
- Play a coordinating function by encouraging information sharing and a coordination of efforts; and
- Play a support function, actively empowering actors in their efforts.
If you are interested to know more or become involved in the process, please get in touch with Piet Theron or Lisa van Dongen.
Objectives of the integrated livelihoods diversification strategy
- Identify a set of strategic nodes for priority attention in round one of the strategy implementation (Pafuri is one of the nodes and others will be identified during a February workshop);
- Identify and investigate workable and appropriate livelihood models that could be applied to the area, including identification of where existing initiatives are working and can be scaled and shared to a wider audience; and
- Ensure that the impact of climate change has been considered when identifying livelihood interventions for resilience.
In November, two workshops were undertaken in Maputo and Harare respectively. The first explored the key drivers of change that should be designed in the future. The second conducted an ecosystems goods and services analysis of the next 15 years in the Pafuri area. This resulted in a projection of how climate change could change the future and what management options would be most significant in helping curb these impacts. The outcome of the Harare workshop highlighted harrowing projections around how climate change will heighten the risks around water and food security, in particular. An exercise looking at various management interventions also delivered the very sobering conclusion that, even with enormous efforts and resources in place, the material improvement of the current situation for most people, in particular around water supply, is not possible. There are, however, opportunities to (i) prevent or minimise the losses to climate change and (ii) strengthen and build on opportunities that already exist for subsistence activities and formal income generation. Click here for details
Three strategic pillars for consideration in the strategy
- Promotion of ‘climate smart’ villages, focused on food, water and energy security;
- Natural areas management, including wildlife production and associated tourism development as well as livestock and range land management; and
- Human capital interventions which empower people with choices and reduce land dependence.
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