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Designing adaptation projects

Publication date:
M. Alam
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Sustainable community-based strategies can play an essential role in helping poor and vulnerable communities adapt to the risks posed by climate change. The Adaptation Programme of the SouthSouthNorth (SSN) Project has developed a learning by doing approach for identifying, designing, implementing and monitoring community-based adaptation activities. This approach is known as the SouthSouthNorth Adaptation Project Protocol (SSNAPP).
SSNAPP is grouped into four phases:

the identification phase
design phase
implementation phase
monitoring and evaluation phase

The briefing outlines each phase, and provides links to more detailed information sources. It also provides a brief description of the six current list of SSNAPP community-based adaptation projects, which are based in Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.