ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE CHANGE & LIVELIHOOD
We help communities in marginalized and arid areas to apply best practices for environmental management and conservation to tackle the adverse impacts of climate change and sustain their livelihood.
The idea of climate change resilience requires greater attention to human livelihoods if it is to address the limits to adaptation strategies and the development needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people. Although the concept of resilience is increasingly informing research and policy, its transfer from ecological theory to social systems leads to weak engagement with normative, social and political dimensions of climate change adaptation.
ASDEF strives to empower the vulnerable populations through empowerment programs as well as strategic partnerships with metrological bodies. This helps in the detection of weather patterns thus guiding mitigation strategies ,public awareness of forecasts and planning of relief efforts.
One of the challenges faced by communities, and particularly vulnerable groups within communities, is simply a lack of access to information that would facilitate planning and risk management. Ensuring that communities are able to access critical information such as seasonal forecasts and early warnings will support their efforts to manage their livelihoods in a context of uncertainty.