CARE International holds review meeting in Tamale

Mr Romanus Gyang, Project Manager of Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) of CARE International, has advised people to live responsible lives in order not to suffer climate related problems.

He said CARE International would always lead the fight against poverty and the provision of relief in disaster areas and called on district stakeholders to help address problems of climate change.

Mr Gyang gave the advice during an Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa Annual Review Meeting aimed at building capacity of vulnerable communities to adapt to climate variability.

The aim, among other things, is to ensure that community-based adaptation (CBA) approaches for vulnerable communities were incorporated into development policies and programmes in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Niger, with plans in place to replicate across Africa.

He said CARE International was also working to strengthen voices of local communities and civil society organisations in decision-making on adaptation, promoting good practice models for CBA among adaptation practitioners and networks both locally and globally.

Mr Gyang said CARE had expanded support on early bulking cassava initiative to four communities of Jawani, Demia, Teanuba, and Zambulugu in the East Mamprusi District as well as establishing a one acre model dry season garden at Tariganga in the Garu-Tempani District of the Upper East Region in partnership with the Presbyterian Agriculture Station-Garu.

He said other areas of support was providing dry season farmers water pumping machines to ease the drudgery especially for women farmers and establishing Village Savings and Loans Association.

He gave the assurance that CARE would continue to work in partnership with the National Development Planning Commission and the UNDP to provide orientation for the 216 MMDAs on the 2014-17 Medium Term Development Planning guidelines and how to integrate climate change and green economy. GNA

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