Trade-offs for climate-resilient pastoral livelihoods in wildlife conservancies in the Mara Ecosystem, Kenya

This journal article examines some of the livelihood trade-offs pastoralists in Kenya must make when participating in conservancies, and the mechanisms through which they manage their livestock herds to cope with shrinking ranges.

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Enabling private sector adaptation in developing countries and their semi-arid regions – case studies of Senegal and Kenya

This working paper addresses the gap in the adaptation literature by reviewing the key factors required to provide an enabling environment for the private sector, with a focus on adaptation by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the semi-arid lands of Kenya and Senegal.

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Small Grants Programme: Deconstructing a pastoralists’ network to evaluate climate adaptation in the sector: A case study of Narok, Kenya

This working paper introduces a four-pillar pastoralism adaptation strategy for enhanced sector productivity. Using data from Narok County in Kenya, this paper explains how pastoralists’ social network is configured to transmit adaptation knowledge and the challenges associated with pastoral resource governance.

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Small Grants Programme: Trade offs for climate-resilient pastoral livelihoods in wildlife conservancies in the Mara Ecosystem, Kenya

This working paper explores how involvement in conservation and tourism may be enhancing, or restricting, climate-resilient livelihoods of pastoralists in East Africa. Its results aim to inform conservation and tourism investments to better serve as livelihood opportunities that enhance pastoral resilience.

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Kenya: Country situation assessment

This report aims to identify research gaps that will inform policy formulation and mitigate negative climate change impacts to improve the livelihoods and welfare of communities in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands.

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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

How can political and economic institutions affect – help or hinder – the decisions of the poor and other marginalised groups in semi-arid lands to adapt in the context of changing climate? This report assesses the range of risk-coping mechanisms available to poorer households, with a focus on barriers to adaptation and what these adaptive responses imply for development prospects.

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Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

How does climate change impact long-term economic development in semi-arid lands? How does climate change influence the likelihood of conflict, and affect the environmental context in which political and economic institutions evolve?

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(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework

What are the characteristics and symptoms of maladaptation, and how can it be diagnosed? Which strategies are likely to lead to maladaptive outcomes? This report aims to help policymakers and practitioners identify the main constituents of maladaptation.

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