Evidence-based needs for national climate change planning – Carol Mwape, Zambia

Ms. Mwape, who works as an Environmental and Social Inclusion Manager in the Interim Climate Change Secretariat in Zambia, shares in this video her views about the importance of integrating the agriculture sectors in the country’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
“We cannot convince the farmers, that they need to change their farming practices, if we cannot show evidence that the alternative can work.” She highlights the need to build early warning systems and to develop capacity of the agents providing rural advisory services. Another priority area of action for Zambia is that the sectors, such as agriculture, affected by climate change will take climate change impacts into account in their planning and budgeting.