Policy coherence between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: case study – Malawi
In response to the need to support efficient implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is supporting closer engagement of DRR and CCA practices, communities, and institutions. This is aimed at fostering coherent implementation of DRR and CCA measures, taking advantage of their interlinkages underpinned by shared objectives, concepts, and activities, despite different institutional and political settings at global and national levels. All case studies have a common introduction presenting the overall objectives and methodology, as well as a summary of findings from the four case studies. In addition, each case study outlines the national policy landscape and institutional arrangements for the two practices, and presents the findings from the policy review according to strategic, conceptual, institutional, operational and financial considerations. Further to the policy landscape, the case studies also include a particular focus on two areas of work that present entry points for policy coherence between DRR and CCA: budgeting and finance (Malawi and Uganda) and risk assessments (Benin and Niger). Drawing upon these insights, the case studies provide key messages and priority actions for enhancing policy coherence between DRR and CCA practices at national level in Benin, Niger, Malawi, and Uganda.