Rural communities have always lived with climate risk, but now these risks are changing. We work with government and local organizations to accelerate efforts to adjust to the current and anticipated impacts of climate change.
Climate change is increasing uncertainty about where storms, floods, droughts, and other climate crises will occur, when, for how long, and at what level of intensity. Combined with other human-driven processes, such as urbanization and deforestation, the ways in which climate affects our socio-economic and ecological systems are changing. Efforts are needed to develop new approaches that challenge the underlying economic, demographic, political, and environmental factors that increase vulnerability to these changing climate risks.
Our work in climate risk management and adaptation in Somalia aims to help decision-makers formulate policies and projects that will be sustainable over the long-term. Through participatory approaches that bring together local knowledge and scientific information, our experts develop the strategies, tools, and policy advice needed to respond effectively to the impacts of a changing climate on livelihoods, cultures, economies, and the environment. Finally, our work has also helped identify the role adaptation efforts play in peacebuilding and gender equality. SONRREC works closely with relevant institutions on the National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA).