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This report is aimed at supporting the demands of state and non-state southern African actors for climate change adaptation finance and the efficient administration of such funds. The report details the findings of a desk study evaluating the state of knowledge on climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in Zimbabwe.
Chapter 1 of this report introduces the study, sets out its objectives, and describes the study’s methodology and its limitations. Chapter 2 gives the background to the country study by looking at Zimbabwe’s biophysical setting, demographic and socio-economic profiles, and contribution to global emissions. An analysis of Zimbabwe’s main vulnerabilities to climate change is also given. Chapter 3 presents a review and analysis of policy, government plans, strategies, projects and core documents relevant to climate adaptation in Zimbabwe. Chapter 4 takes a look at the institutional capacity for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe. Both state and non-state institutions are reviewed, with attention to their role, capacity and challenges in enabling an effective adaptation response. Chapter 5 gives an account of climate change public awareness in Zimbabwe, characterises the dominant debates and highlights some of the current initiatives geared to increasing public awareness of climate change. Zimbabwe’s involvement in the UNFCCC negotiations process is described and critiqued in Chapter 6. Each chapter concludes with an integrated gender analysis. Conclusions from the preceding discussions and recommendations are offered in Chapter 7. Appended to the report is a list of prominent adaptation projects implemented and ongoing in Zimbabwe.