Humana & COP27: Building resilience by supporting locally-led climate action


We need a loss and damage climate finance facility. We need climate action now!  We need climate justice.  We are attending the United Nations Framework on Climate Change conference in 2022 known as COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6-18. COP27 focuses on practical actions that help reduce carbon emissions and address #climatechange adaptation, aiming at saving lives and livelihoods.

Humana is co-hosting an exhibition stand between 7-9 November with SouthSouthNorth titled ‘Building resilience through locally-led climate action’. We are showcasing climate change adaptation initiatives being carried out by members of Humana People to People (HPP) in Africa, Asia and south America.

Humana is taking part in a side event, together with other civil society organisations and government officials, discussing climate finance and policies in the global south. Our side event is scheduled for 11 November, at 16:45hrs – 18:15hrs, and located in Room 7. It is called “Climate Policies and Finance for Adaptation in the Global South: how can Civil Society Organisations promote the way forward?” We will be with China Association of NGOs, LEDARS and Green River.

HPP facilitate locally-led climate change adaptation initiatives investing in community capacities on awareness, knowledge, understanding and skills around impacts and potential options. Access to climate information and the skills for interpretation thereof is critical in reducing climate shocks and stress on people’s livelihoods. Our members target their climate change adaptation response projects in areas where resilience and adaptive capacities are the lowest, and where effects of climate change are projected to hit the hardest.

The Adaptation Fund-supported “Resilience Building as Climate Change Adaptation in Drought Struck South-Western African Communities” (ADSWAC) is being implemented by an African-led consortium: Sahara and Sahel Observatory, an intergovernmental organization leading on climate change adaptation in the Sahel; and two local executing NGOs, ADPP Angola and DAPP Namibia, which are working with local communities along the border southern border of Angola and northern border of Namibia to build sustainable livelihoods.

ADSWAC is addressing the frequency and intensity of droughts by promoting increased use of drought-resistant crops and seeds; promoting cropping practices resilient to climate change effects; and developing and promoting non-agricultural sources of income such as beekeeping, fishing and micro-enterprise initiatives.

ADSWAC is supporting 160 Kavango River communities in Northern Namibia and Southern Angola to develop and implement Community Adaptation Action Plans, ultimately reaching 140,000 people.

Our Farmers’ Clubs projects in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa promote sustainable food value chain systems which strengthen food security impacting more than 200,000 smallholder farmers since 2006.

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