IDOM has conducted workshops along the Kenyan coast between the 05th and 08th of November 2018 within the project “Consultancy to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment for coastal in Kenya”. The aim of these workshops has been the validation of coastal hazards, communities and assets and a brainstorming of climate change adaptation and mitigation options.
Two main groups have attended to the workshop:
- Group 1: representatives from (i) the Beach Management Units (BMUs), (ii) the artisanal fisheries sector; and (iii) community leaders;
- Group 2: representatives from (i) international organizations, (ii) NGOs / CSOs, (iii) Government Institutions, (iv) industrial fisheries sector and (v) tourism sector;
The workshop methodology was inspired in both, in the CRiSTAL tool and the Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) approach. The former -CRiSTAL- is a very useful tool for identifying community livelihoods at risk from climate stressors having an impact on the main resources base. The latter-MCA- is a quite relevant approach when identifying and prioritizing climate change adaptation measures.
In order to use a highly participative approach, workshop participants were divided in working groups. All groups had a leader and speaker, plus an expert from the team to facilitate the discussion and delivery of all expected outputs.