Godfrey Mwesigye

Illustration by Elise Gunstvedt and Hasan Abbas, GRID-Arendal

Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused or accelerated by climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.

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East Africa Mountains Regional Dialogue Meeting

The event brought together 31 participants including representatives from the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, the members of the Climate Change Technical Working Group (CCTWG) from the partner states and other key stakeholders from East Africa, and suggested establishing an East Africa Mountains Stakeholder Platform under the EAC.

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Nursing trees for tilted farming in Burundi

The Climate-Resilient Altitudinal Gradients (CRAG) project, from which this solution is part, was initiated in 2017 with the objective of strengthening local ecosystems as a means to improve resilience in a number of communities located at elevations above 1000 meters above sea level in the highlands of north-western Burundi. It aimed to decrease erosion and landslide risk through the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices on steep slopes.

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Cow dung as fuel in the Aberdare Range, Kenya

This solution, whose implementation began in 2009, consists of using cow manure to generate biogas through household biodigesters, supported by the Kenya Biogas Programme. Its objective is to help local farmers reduce their dependence on firewood and fossil fuels as energy sources, thus reducing both the economic expenses for families and the impact on local forests resulting from fuelwood harvesting. 

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Buzz-boosting techniques - The case of beekeeping in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

This solution, consisting of the implementation of beekeeping activities in different communities adjacent to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania, represents an alternative source of livelihood and a successful strategy that has helped reduce unsustainable activities such as logging in the targeted areas. It contributes to reducing human pressure on local ecosystems already affected by climate change. 

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Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation in Rwanda

Funded by the World Bank, the Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation project seeks to develop silvopastoralism as a strategy to boost farm productivity while also restoring the degraded forests in Rwanda’s Western Province.

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