The idea of climate change resilience requires greater attention to human livelihoods if it is to address the limits to adaptation strategies and the development needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people. Although the concept of resilience is increasingly informing research and policy, its transfer from ecological theory to social systems leads to weak engagement with normative, social and political dimensions of climate change adaptation.
HRDC strives to empower the vulnerable populations through empowerment programs as well as strategic partnerships with metrological bodies. This helps in the detection of weather patterns thus guiding mitigation strategies, public awareness of forecasts and planning of relief efforts.
One of the challenges faced by communities, and particularly vulnerable groups within communities, is simply a lack of access to information that would facilitate planning and risk management. Ensuring that communities are able to access critical information such as seasonal forecasts and early warnings will support their efforts to manage their livelihoods in a context of uncertainty.
HRDC programmatically focuses to enhance local communities’ awareness on advocating for community-based adaptation mechanism. Our key areas of concern include; Climate change, Conservation and management of natural resources Community capacity development on environmental conservation and natural resources and Policy development and implementation. Empowering them to use this information is a key part of the process. HRDC looks forward to provide local communities with alternative farming practices such us irrigation farming, livestock farming with better breeds of livestock. We also source for market for the farm produce. The objective is to ensure that each homestead generate enough income for sustainability and economic security. However relief efforts programs for droughts and conflict displaced populations, HRDC is involved in advocacy practices as a rights based organization thereby developing contingency plans with government bodies.