PSNP & HABP: Climate Smart Initiative (CSI)

2013- 2015; Ethiopia; Care USA, World Bank

The Climate Smart Initiative (CSI) is an initiative to strengthen two important Government of Ethiopia food security programmes in Ethiopia – the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and the Household Asset Building Programme (HABP). The CSI is piloting approaches to mainstreaming climate change within significant ongoing implementation.

The PSNP is one pillar of the Government’s Food Security Programme (FSP), which aims to move roughly 15 million people out of food insecurity. The PSNP provides transfers to chronically food insecure households in chronically food insecure woredas in a way that prevents asset depletion at household level and builds assets at community level. The aim of this assignment is to develop a roadmap for how PSNP and its sister programme, HABP, may be transformed into instruments that support climate change adaptation and mitigation. It has four objectives: a) Strengthening the contribution to building climate resilience; b) Enhancing information flow and local decision making; c) Leveraging climate funding opportunities; and d) Informing future programmes.

Itad was part of a consortium led by CARE Ethiopia that had been awarded the contract for the programme. Itad lead on the approach to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, with a team of six part-time international exerts, and seven full-time national M&E experts. The assignment included setting a baseline for impact assessment in 2017, as well as setting the frame for, and carrying out, an outcome evaluation in 2015. Itad had responsibility for the technical products, overall management and Quality Assurance of the MEL element.

Have a look at the twelve CSI Stories of Change:

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change One: Hassna

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Two: Mesaye

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Three: Ayale and Berlie

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Four: Babeye Bantider, HABP Agribusiness Expert

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Five: Biruk Legesse, Daru Labu Woreda HABP Expert

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Six: Jamal

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Seven: Sileshi

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Eight: Sadik Shabure, PSNP-PW Foreman

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Nine: Gulilat Melaku, Development Agent

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Ten: Alulla Tekelay, PSNP Public Works Focal Person

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Eleven: Yohannes

Climate Smart Initiative Story of Change Twelve: Tesfay

Image © Workshop in Borana, Ethiopia Photo Credit: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

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Philippa Tadele (née Haden)
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