Responding to the need to adapt to climate variability, the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme - led by IIED, IED Afrique and the Near East Foundation consortium - has worked to incorporate climate variability in development planning in Mali and Senegal. This is done recognising that local communities are best placed to decide which climate change investments will strengthen their resilience, while building upon an ongoing decentralization process in both Mali and Senegal.
In Senegal, IED Afrique has implemented a large number of projects to increase climate resilience. In a 2017 workshop in Dakar, Altus Impact presented the theoretical underpinnings of how to comprehensively value land use projects. We also undertook a rapid valuation assessment of the provisioning ecosystem services from four reforestation projects in the region of Kaffrine, Senegal.
Altus Impact involvement has helped shed light on the importance of land use valuations and how these projects provide concrete benefits to communities and society at large in Senegal.
Some resources and project outputs:
Évaluation économique des bénéfices tirés des investissements dans l’adaptation