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Zambia - Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Basin - Executive SESA Summary
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has requested the Bank to support the project– Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue sub-basin Project (SCRIKA) which aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity of rural communities to better respond to current climate variability and long-term consequences of climate change in the Kafue sub-basin. The ultimate objective is to reduce poverty and enhance food security. The project will strengthen the capacity of rural communities through demonstrated approaches of integrating climate risks into the local development planning process in view of ensuring that extreme weather events and long term consequences of climate change are intergrated into the development initiatives. Rural roads that link farmers to makets will also be rehabilitated in the view of buffering the roads against extreme climate change. The project will be implemented in the Kafue sub-basin of the Zambezi River Basin in nine (9) districts to include–Choma, Kalomo, Namwala, Monze and Mazabuka Districts of the Southern Province, Itezhitezhi, Chibombo and Mumbwa Districts of the Central Province, and Kafue District of the Lusaka Province It comprises of three (3) components, (i) Community-Driven Participatory Adaptation, (ii) Construction and Rehabilitation of Climate Resilient Roads, and (iii) Project Management and Coordination.