Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to see that the impact of climate change on agricultural activities such as crop farming, livestock rearing and fishing is reversed, mitigated and/or prevented. To reduce the impacts of climate change on human socio-economic activities. To incorporate policies that would promote behavioral change towards promoting climate change from happening
It's all part of making a better world.
The world will be in a better and sustainable way. Hunger, poverty, unemployment, migration and conflicts, all related to climate change impact, will be eliminated. Households would have sufficient and nutritional food to eat, surplus for income, settled, send kids to school, become healthy and promote other socio-economic development.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by the grass-root population, the farmers, pastoralist, fishermen, communities relying on forest and wildlife, geographically, in Africa, and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, who rely highly on agricultural activities. In some extent, the urban cities, where diseases strike due to changing weather condition, nutritional diseases due to poor food security
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Implementation of several adaptation methods such as innovation and technology
Reduced livelihood and food security vulnerability at household, community and regional levels
Improve policies for behavioural change towards reduced deforestation, climate change education, access to technology and environmentally friendly activities
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
Indicators for adaptation: Availability of information and baseline date on vulnerability analyses, presence of institutional framework for adaptation at household to national levels like legal frameworks, social safety nets, short/long term emergency preparedness, designed and implementing projects with objectives and evaluation, increase availability of adaptable seeds and livestock to changing weather
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?