Spurring Climate, Peace, and Security Interventions through Participatory Mapping

  • Date
    22.04.24 > 25.04.24
  • Time
    06:30 am > 03:00 am UTC+03:00

The Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT (ABC), Climate Security (CS) team contributes to generating novel scientific research and policy-relevant evidence that explains HOW climate exacerbates root causes of conflict, WHERE this is happening, WHO are the most vulnerable groups to climate and security risks, and WHAT can be done to mitigate the impact of climate and conflict.

To address the WHERE and WHO questions, we identified specific climate security hotspots, spanning approximately 21 km2, where there is a significant co-occurrence of conflict incidents, extreme climatic conditions, and socioeconomic vulnerabilities. This provides valuable insights for policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address the challenges arising from the climate-conflict nexus. Moreover, article 7 of the Paris agreement encourages integration of best available science with, traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations into climate resilient solutions and policies.

Consequently, the ABC is organizing a 4 day workshop in Isiolo under the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Beyond the Map program to raise awareness of climate security issues, to validate the CS hotspots, and promote local and resilient solutions through participatory mapping among stakeholders in Turkana, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Lamu, Mandera and Marsabit counties.