Celebrated this June 5th, World Environment Day brings the attention back to the need to live sustainably, in harmony with nature, by creating a transformative change. And change is exactly what our Climate programmes aim to do! None more so than the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCADRR) programme, which has expanded in the last year to East Africa and continues to also support communities in South and Southeast Asia.
Our CCADRR course has been a key programme of RedR UK since 2019, with the generous funding of AXA XL. With the aim to empower local and national actors in climate-vulnerable regions to align climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction approaches, this programme helps communities to better prepare for the risks that climate change presents.
When participants put their new knowledge and skills into practice, from mapping climate hazards in the Philippines to natural resource management in South Sudan, we see the practical results of our programme. As an advocacy and ensuring the cascading of participants’ knowledge are essential elements of the project, participants are also encouraged to share their learning with their communities and colleagues. We estimate that a total of 7138 people were reached indirectly through the most recent project cycle.