A bottom-up approach: Identifying national standard climate change indicators for Uganda
Source: International Institute for Environment and Development (Authors: T. Kajumba; I. Karani; C. Fisher)
Date: March 2016
Description: Globally, there is increasing recognition of the need to track climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction progress. But the ability of countries and development partners to do this is constrained by the complex nature of adaptation and the absence
of measurable outcomes or indicators to judge adaptation and its effects on a country’s overall development.
This report documents and draws some lessons from the highly participatory,year-long, bottom-up process to develop climate change indicators for inclusion in uganda’s existing local and national monitoring and evaluation tools and frameworks.
The process of developing national standard climate change indicators for Uganda underlined the success of using a bottom-up approach and building consensus through participation. Building and sharing knowledge and skills and working together makes the process sustainable and more effective. Adaptation is a long-term process: our experience in uganda shows that using new approaches like Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) will help countries develop effective long-term monitoring systems.