Conceptual development and assistance for a vulnerability analysis in Mozambique

Climate change will particularly effect the countries of sub-Saharan Africa severely. Rising sea levels and changes in climate will above all endanger densely populated areas and critical infrastructure in coastal regions. Economic sectors that are highly dependent on climate conditions will also be impacted. Agriculture, central to the region’s economic growth and employment, will especially suffer under the effects of climate change.

Against this backdrop, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) conducted a vulnerability analysis in Mozambique. In addition to an initial international monitoring and vulnerability workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, an introductory workshop for the analysis was organised at the end of October 2012. Subsequent talks with local actors clarified the partners’ needs and their understanding of and goals for the comprehensive vulnerability analysis.

adelphi provided concrete assistance to the GIZ in carrying out the workshop in Maputo and in conducting the dialogues with local actors. The conceptual model for the implementation of the vulnerability analysis was developed by adelphi on the basis of the introductory workshop and the dialogues.