We’re delighted to announce that “The Story of DARAJA and James” has been shortlisted in the best short films 📽️ about local climate change adaptation & community-based adaptation projects for the 15th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA15).
Participants of the event will vote next week, where the winner will be announced.
🎞️View the film here.
📖Read the 2-min blog on the film here.
NB: CBA15 takes place online from 14-18 June 2021. The virtual agenda brings wider access to climate practitioners globally, reduces our carbon footprint and lowers our environmental impact. If your purpose is creating a world where all people are on a pathway to climate-resilient, low-emission and sustainable development and are thriving in the face of climate change, then join us at CBA15.
✍️Register to attend CBA15: cba15.iied.org/atrium
Information about DARAJA:
DARAJA is a UK FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) funded project of the Met Office-led Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) Programme.
DARAJA aims to improve the climate resilience of vulnerable populations living in informal settlements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya by building bridges between communities and weather and climate information providers.
DARAJA has been delivered to date in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam by Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Nairobi, the Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI) in Dar es Salaam, Resurgence, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) and array of key local community partners, leaders and stakeholders.
- Residents through DARAJA services now access advanced and accurate weather, early warning and climate information (typically reserved for those in the agriculture and maritime sector). In Nairobi’s informal settlements access has risen from 56% to 93% within 18 months;
- 98% of surveyed residents now take action to avoid household loss (e.g. clearing community drains) as a result of accessing DARAJA services;
- 72% of surveyed residents state that they avoided personal damage and loss due to early warning weather information provided via DARAJA (e.g. saving income, protecting their household, clothing, beds, furniture etc);
- The net potential economic benefits to both Nairobi and Dar es Salaam over the 2 year project, in a new report by a UK Met Office consultant economist, are estimated over 10 years to be US$24 million to US$43 million, against a total project cost of under US$1 million.
In 5 years the DARAJA service aims to be available for 250 million residents of informal settlements in 30 cities across the globe.
DARAJA is receiving additional support to scale out of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam into other global cities, from the EIT Climate-KIC, the EU‘s leading public private climate innovation partnership.