National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework (NPMBF)

LTS have been contracted by the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources to develop the National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework (NPBMF) for Kenya. The work of the consultants will follow a two-stage approach.  Stage 1 will involve review of existing practices and literature, while stage 2 will involve design of the NPBMF.

Kenya’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) sees climate change as both a significant threat and huge opportunity for Kenya’s development.  Kenya needs to help its people adapt to climate change.  At the same time, Kenya needs to maximise opportunities from low carbon development, carbon trading and climate finance, particularly given the agricultural focus of its economy and its wealth of renewable resources.  Developing a National Performance and Benefit Measurement Framework (NPBMF) that covers both adaptation and mitigation actions and the synergies between them will be pivotal to helping Kenya operationalise its National Climate Change Response Strategy and to ensuring that the CCAP leads to practical results for Kenyan communities.

The NPBMF will assist Kenya by:

  • Helping inform and guide the implementation of concrete climate change response actions, whether in the form of projects, programmes or business ventures
  • Helping Kenya fulfil its international reporting obligations to the United Nations (i.e. UNFCCC)
  • Demonstrating Kenya’s climate finance readiness and providing a strong platform for attracting international climate finance flows

For further information please see the Government of Kenya’s Climate Change Action Plan website at KCCAP.info.

Programme-level Monitoring and Evaluation Services for the Strategic Climate Institutions Programme

LTS have been contracted by the Department for International Development (UK) to provide Programme-level Monitoring and Evaluation Services for the Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) in Ethiopia. The LTS led consortium will engage with and facilitate synergies with the instrument-level M&E strategy (particularly in terms of theory of change, indicators and data collection strategies) and vice versa and this close cooperation will be explicit within contracting arrangements. Thus, through harmonisation and synergy between programme and instrument level M&E within SCIP, there is a unique opportunity to make a major intellectual and practical contribution to the way that support for the climate change response in developing countries is monitored and evaluated. Please see the project page here for further information.

Including Mangrove Forests in REDD+

Lesley King of LTS International was commissioned by CDKN to write a briefing paper on Including Mangrove Forests in REDD+.

Download the paper here

Key messages from the paper:

  • REDD+ preparations have focused on terrestrial forests but recent studies show the carbon sequestration potential of mangrove forests in coastal swamps
  • Mangroves benefit coastal communities, particularly the fishing trade. Yet few carbon certification schemes under REDD+ are open to mangrove forests due to lack of carbon models for their deep sediment meaning communities are prevented from securing further financial benefit.
  • This policy brief, based on findings from a project in Kenya, suggests that existing social carbon standards are suitable for mangrove forest REDD+ projects

Identification of a Global Climate Change Alliance Project in Liberia

LTS have been contracted to prepare a draft logframe and draft Identification Fiche (IF) for a programme or project to be financed under the European Commission financed Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) in Liberia. The objective of the mission is to prepare a draft logframe and draft Identification Fiche (IF) for a programme or project to be financed under the GCCA in Liberia. The IF and all its annexes are to be presented and discussed with the EU Delegation.

Design of a Hunger Reduction and Livelihoods Signature Programme in North-East Kenya

This project involved conducting a mapping exercise of which agencies were working in different parts of Wajif County and in which aspects of food security, livelihoods and nutrition they have capacity (expertise, coverage, relationships, etc.). While meetings with some actors were used to access general or specific information to aid programme design, others were also used to explore the potential for collaboration. This assignment involved:

  • conducting interviews to obtain geographic coverage of each agency in relevant sectors/interventions (in as much detail as possible including the number of villages, where relevant)
  • number and type of beneficiaries/targeting processes
  • main geographic intervention areas and evidence of impact/success
  • perceived key challenges in relation to nutrition and livelihoods
  • perceived gaps in relation to existing programming
  • key policy issues for advocacy
  • interest/scope for potential collaboration
  • donor interest and plans for future FSL initiatives in the region

A report was produced that detailed the findings from each of the meetings. The report took into account the implications of the new constitution and government structure and the desire of the signature programme to be replicable and scalable by others, including Government.