292 pages | 66 B/W Illus.
The Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme was a seven-year research and development programme in Malawi that concluded in March 2017. The programme was designed to protect the livelihoods of the population and enhance resilience of the natural resource base upon which it depends. The Lake Chilwa Basin is an important wetland ecosystem which is a designated Ramsar Site under the Ramsar Wetland Convention and a Man and Biosphere Reserve designated by UNESCO.
This book provides a review of the research and programme interventions done based on the ecosystem approach (EA), a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources. This is designed to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way in its implementation of mitigation and climate change adaptation interventions. It is shown how: local and district institutions were strengthened to better manage natural resources and build resilience to climate change; cross-basin and cross-sector natural resource management and planning for climate change throughout the Basin were built; household and enterprise adaptive capacity in Basin hotspots was built; and improved forest management and governance contributed in mitigating the effects of climate change. The study followed all the twelve key EA principles with involvement of all key stakeholders. It is one of the first programmes to apply EA on such a wide temporal and spatial scale and provides key lessons to be learned for the protection of other fragile ecosystems in an era of climate change.
Sosten Chiotha, Daniel Jamu, Patrick Likongwe, Joseph Nagoli, Tembo Chanyenga
PART 1: BUILDING ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE
Sosten Chiotha, Elizabeth Daniels, Samuel Gillick, Daniel Jamu, Patrick Likongwe and Zipangani Vokhiwa
Dalitso Kafumbata, Mike Chirwa, Henry Utila, and Dennis Kayambazinthu
Michael Likoswe, Tembo Chanyenga, Gibson Mphepo, Henry Utila, Gerald Meke, Vincent Chithila and Willie Sagona
PART II: BUILDING SOCIAL RESILIENCE
Joseph Nagoli, Levison Chiwaula, Daniel Jamu and Precious Mwanza
Willie Sagona and Sophie Mahonya
Gibson Mphepo and Joseph Nkhoma
Welton Phalira, Joseph Nagoli, Dennis Kayambazinthu, Sosten Chiotha
Joseph Nagoli, Lucy Binauli, Asafu Chijere, Sosten Chiotha
PART III: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND EARLY WARNING
Clement Chilima, Misheck Soko, Dylo Pemba and George Phiri
Tembo Chanyenga, John Wilson, Friday Njaya, Clement Chilima, Gibson Mphepo, Dennis Kayambazinthu
Deepa Pullanikkatil, Benjamin Kaneka, Clifford Mkanthama, Dylo Pemba, Sosten Chiotha
PART IV: ECOSYSTEM EARLY WARNING
Cosmo Ngongondo, Daniel Jamu, Willie Sagona, Patrick Likongwe, Sosten Chiotha, Mphatso Chapotera, Chawanangwa Mwale
Mathews Tsirizeni, Sosten Chiotha, Gibson Mphepo, Patrick Likongwe, Elizabeth Daniels, Samuel Gillick and Sydney F. Kankuzi