Resilience for People and Landscapes Programme (REPLAP)
Overall Objective: Strengthen the resilience of communities to the impacts of increasingly severe and frequent climate disasters within well-managed and functioning river catchments and eco-systems.
Output 1: Institutional governance strengthened for climate resilience. Consolidation of the climate-responsive mitigation and adaptation plans developed to support institutional strengthening, capacity building and learning at national and sub-national levels.
Output 2: Sustainable catchment restoration and management: Integrity, functioning and productivity of catchments and ecosystems is enhanced by appropriate techniques for restoration and sustainable management .
Output 3: Climate adaptive livelihoods systems are supported: Climate resilient value chains that promote enterprise development are strengthened and are underpinned by innovative inclusive finance models including the CECF (Community Environmental Conservation Fund).
The target area has an estimated population of 4.2 million who are highly dependent on natural resources. The Lower and Mid Tana and Aswa-Agago catchments in Kenya and Uganda are the focal areas for REPLAP, directly benefitting 386,000 vulnerable nomadic pastoral and agro-pastoral community members. From the target population, 52% of the project beneficiaries will be women (200.720) and 48% men. Fundamental to the basis of the work of IUCN REPLAP is the recognition that all livelihoods in Lower Tana and Aswa-Agago basins are directly dependent on locally available natural resources.
Output 1 will be delivered through action learning, capacity building and engagement of the established multi-stakeholder platforms to increase policy adoption and implementation of key lessons and best practices at catchment and national levels in Kenya and Uganda. Participatory planning and implementation will be applied to reduce gender disparities and support strengthening of institutions and governance structures at all levels.
Output 2 will be achieved through baseline and impact assessments, development of monitoring and evaluation framework that is gender responsive and community management plans; formation of community structures which include women, men and youth, awareness creation, hydrological and flood mappings and plans, development of well managed ecosystem compliant water supplies and early warning systems, allocation plans, climate smart irrigation and restoration of degraded sites.
Sustainable value chains in Output 3 will provide the economic driver to improve resilience and livelihoods. These will be camel milk in Kenya and shea in Uganda. By the 3rd year, 30,000 people (at least 14,400 men and 15,600 women) will have improved access to markets in Kenya and Uganda as a result of programme supported infrastructure initiatives. Climate resilience inclusive finance will be available for livelihood enhancement and as an incentive for ecosystem restoration.
The Resilience for People and Landscapes Programme (REPLAP) is a three-year innovative programme aimed at building the resilience of communities and ecosystems within selected river sub-catchments to the impacts of increasingly severe and frequent drought, through strengthened ecosystem management and adaptive capacity. It builds on the experience and results of the Building Drought Resilience (BDR) project, which has previously been co-funded by ADA, and a detailed situational analysis of the regional climate change vulnerability assessments that depict an increased exposure to climate-induced drought risks for communities, ecosystems and economies in the dryland areas.