The objective of this project is to enhance climate resilience of Indigenous people and local communities in the Marin watershed through nature-based solutions and livelihood diversification. The proposed requested GEF funding will help increase the resilience of the local communities of the Marin watershed in the face of long-term climate change and associated hazards such as landslides, floods, droughts and forest fires by reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptability, and improving the transfer and expansion of locally appropriate nature-based solutions. The project is designed along three components aimed at ensuring community climate resilience by addressing the priority needs identified by local communities. Component 1 will create an enabling environment for climate change and adaptation mainstreaming through capacity building, planning and policy support and catalyze an innovative approach of integrated watershed management in the Marin watershed. Component 2 will incorporate climate change impacts and adaptation measures into watershed planning and management, and implement nature-based solutions (NbS) that address impacts of natural disasters while increasing agriculture productivity and resilience and help vulnerable communities. Component 3 aims to increase knowledge and learning for sustainability and replication while ensuring monitoring and evaluation for adaptive management of the project.
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