Project on strengthening public health system with climate change adaptation measures
LESSONS learned from the project
- Design and pilot of CCAH initiatives demanded an iterative process, before these can be ready for roll out, hence adopting alternative options and making adjustments in the process, with extended implementation period, are necessary for successful pilots.
- Design and mechanism should be responsive to local needs and peculiarities. Consultations regarding design, planning and implementation of initiatives are necessary to generate ownership.
- Concepts, frameworks and policies to mitigate climate change impacts in health take time to operationalize into concrete measures and actions, thus requiring further deliberations.
- The need to integrate CCAH into existing promotional activities of the various health programmes, during disaster management and environmental meetings at all levels of operations, for these are avenues where CCAH can be cascaded to different stakeholders.
- Monitoring the initial results of MDG F activities is a critical step to ensure these translate to better outcome, and to act on operational issues that may be hindering implementation.
- Training video on impacts of climate changes can be an effective tool in mobilizing support for CCAH.
- Resources from various donors and development partners are necessary to enhance national and local government’s capabilities to adapt to climate change.
- Optimize the use of resources, by avoiding duplication of similar initiatives, delayed submission of deliverables and no-use of project outputs.