Climate Change Adaptation in East Africa Fact Sheet
This adaptation fact sheet provides an overview of sector vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for East Africa. The East Africa region is comprised of the countries of Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. These countries are already subject to climate variability and extremes including droughts and floods, and climate models predict that the region is likely to experience both near-term alterations in climate, as well as long-term shifts such as sea level rise. Projected climate change impacts are likely to add to the toll of current climate variability and extremes, resulting in significant consequences for key development areas.
At the national level, activities have been initiated to identify adaptation priorities. However, a deeper understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options is required to action these priorities and to inform the integration of climate considerations into development and sectoral strategies and plans.
At the regional level, research initiatives to strengthen capacity to generate, disseminate, and use climate data and information has been a significant emphasis. As initiatives proliferate throughout the region, coordination will become increasingly important.