Climate Change The role of community-based natural resource management in climate change adaptation in Ethiopia IIED Climate Change Working Paper Series The role of community-based natural resource management in climate change adaptation in Ethiopia Assessing participatory initiatives with pastoral communities
The IIED Climate Change Working Paper Series aims to improve and accelerate the public availability of the research undertaken by IIED and its partners. In line with the objectives of all climate change research undertaken by IIED, the IIED Climate Change Working Paper Series presents work that focuses on improving the capacity of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and on ensuring the equitable distribution of benefits presented by
... s presented by climate-resilient low carbon development strategies. The series therefore covers issues of and relationships between governance, poverty, economics, equity and environment under a changing climate. The series is intended to present research in a preliminary form for feedback and discussion. Readers are encouraged to provide comments to the authors whose contact details are included in each publication. For guidelines on submission of papers to the series, see the inside back cover. This paper describes the methodology developed to assess what role selected community-based/participatory natural resource management initiatives undertaken by Save the Children with pastoral communities in the lowlands of Borana and Guji zones in Ethiopia have in contributing to climate change adaptation. It also outlines the results and recommendations generated from applying this bespoke methodology at the study sites. Similar sites that also suffered from drought and had the same history of development and humanitarian interventions, but not with Save the Children, were also visited for comparative purposes.