Mainstreaming climate change activities into development planning in developing countries
UNCHECKED climate change impacts are likely going to derail planned development outcomes in many developing countries, thereby, posing negative challenges for the resilience of many livelihoods together with the underlying eco-systems.
Time for climate change adaptations and mitigation that does not have space for resilience amounts to null initiatives and planning own-goals. Planning, not just planning in general, but development-oriented planning, play vital roles in addressing human institutional and capacity building challenges. Besides that, integrating climate change resilience into these responses is fast manifesting itself as a significant policy agenda instrument of change.
As such, developing countries seriously need to reach out to each other, sit down, share and reflect their experiences, including policy failures and successes as well as needs and expectations in their desire to integrate the climate change agenda into development planning. Developing countries need to identify and institute building blocks for successful mainstreaming influenced by conducive working environment, malleable policies and strategic planning agendas.