The key messages from this event (as proposed in the blog) focus on:
- The requirement for capacity development to aid smart decision-making and build robust and flexible institutions
- Adapting to climate change will require the Adapting to climate change will require the mobilisation of financial resources through dedicated multilateral climate funds as well as domestic budgets. Action is required to improve the efficient use of available public funds and secure additional funding. Governments need to make use of partnerships and networks with other governments, regional bodies and international actors to access them.
- Decision-makers are afraid of uncertainty and tend to be risk-averse. Therefore, it is important to have a Decision-makers are afraid of uncertainty and tend to be risk-averse. Therefore, it is important to have a knowledge management system in place that conveys appropriate information on adaptation priorities and water management processes more broadly.
- Current international processes and debates, such as the post-2015 one, need to be exploited to create the momentum for action on water security and climate resilience.
In conclusion, she expresses optimism about future concrete steps to include water security and climate resilience in development-related decision-making and planning in Africa.