Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative
The MRC is developing an adaptation planning process through pilot projects at demonstration sites in all four member countries. The planning will draw on local knowledge and local adaptation strategies to identify practices that can be scaled up to the region as a whole. Adaptation planning is based on demonstration, knowledge-sharing, and learning to continuously improve methods and results. Implementation of the adaptation planning process will be promoted at the local level, for relevant sectors, and at the basin-wide and transboundary levels. Furthermore, it is working with institutions, specialists, programmes and communities in the basin to develop adaptation plans and implementation strategies specific to each member country. The initiative provides on-the-job advice and mentoring and learning-exchange visits for government staff with other countries and other sites. In addition, it develops training and advisory manuals so that proven methods and approaches can be applied more widely.