Community based action plans

Published: 30 July 2018
Last edited: 30 July 2018

Relevant stakeholders are engaged to identify challenges within their respective communities and solutions that are ecosystem friendly but contribute to the enhancement of local livelihoods. This process follows a prior participatory community-wide assessment and validation of results from the assessment or survey process. The assessment identifies livelihood and climatic trends and impacts on various sectors. Following this, a stakeholder meeting is initiated through which potential adaptation and sustainable livelihood stategies are proposed and adopted against each challenge and included in the overal community-based adaptation plan. A community-based action plan matrix is then generated through the stakeholder participatory process that includes the following sections: livelihood and adaptation options, duration of implementation, actors, required resources, key expected results and estimated amount to implement each adopted strategy or action.


Co-management building
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Management planning
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Availability of adequate data or information collected through a participatory process using participatory instruments involving various stakeholders.
  • Participatory involvement of both local and County-level stakeholders


Lessons learned

  • Adequate involvement of stakeholders including community members can help collect data on baseline information.
  • Community involvement from the beginning contributes to them accepting management planning results and their positive contribution towards implementation.
  • Sharing the community based plan with local stakeholders and community members contribute to their ownership of the local-elevl generated action plans.

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