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Institutskolloquium KG + PG 22.11.2017

Institutskolloquium Kulturgeographie

Prof. Sosten Chiotha

Building social and ecological resilience to climate change in the Lake Chilwa basin, Malawi

Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme (LCBCCAP) set out from 2010 to 2016 to secure the livelihoods of 1.5 million people living in the Lake Chilwa Basin. The choice of the Lake Chilwa basin was influenced by a number of factors. First, previous reports (Njaya et al, 1996) had argued that the basin population lives under constant threat of extreme and highly variable weather while eking out a living from a declining natural resource base. Second with a population density of 321 people per Km2, the Lake Chilwa basin is considered one of most densely populated areas in Malawi and Southern Africa (NSO, 2008), a major factor in the vulnerability equation of the basin. Third, the basin has international significance, declared a Ramsar site in 1997 under the Ramsar Convention and designated in the year 2000 as Man and Biosphere (MAB) Reserve by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In its implementation, LCBCCAP used the Ecosystem Approach (EA) as adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) following all the twelve (12) Malawi principles. LCBCCAP is the first programme to apply EA in Malawi on such a wide temporal and spatial scale. This presentation examines the impact of the project while drawing lessons for similar projects using the ecosystems approach. LCBCCAP was implemented by LEAD, University of Malawi, WorldFish, and Department of Forestry with funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy.


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