ZAMBIA has launched the €9.3 million voices for climate change action programme.
The programme is expected to improve resilience and adaptation in some parts of Lusaka and Southern provinces.
The five-year project will also build resilience and adaptions towards climate change in the Kafue Flats.
The outgoing Vice President Inonge Wina launched the programme in Lusaka on Tuesday at a ceremony also attended by Dutch Honorary Consul, Sander Donker and WWF Country Director, Nachilala Nkombo.
The vice president said there’s a need to strengthen efforts to help sustain the livelihoods of people in disaster-prone areas by building resilience and adaption to climate change.
Meanwhile, Mr Donker stressed his government’s commitment to helping Zambia address the challenges of climate change.
He said the Dutch government will continue to provide both financial and technical assistance to the country in order to address issues of climate change.
And Mr Nkombo said the five-year project is intended to address some of the biggest challenges of climate change and build adaptation and resilience strategies.
“The focus of this project is the local community,” she stated.