The objective of this climate risk management framework is to bring together these currently separate fields of work so that disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development are pursued as mutually supportive rather than stand-alone goals, and so that an integrated climate risk management approach becomes a central part of policy and planning.
The framework has ten priority areas, whose objectives are as follows:
1. Institutional framework: To harmonize programmes and projects and create a coordination mechanism.
2. Policy framework: To create an enabling policy and legal framework for integrated climate risk management.
3. Capacity building:To build capacity at national and county level for integrated climate risk management.
4. Exposure, vulnerability and capacity: To analyze the level of exposure, vulnerability to disasters, and capacity at the local scale.
5. Gender mainstreaming: To involve communities at risk, and consider gender and marginalized groups.
6. Resource mobilization: To mobilize resources for climate risk management.
7. Mainstreaming climate risk management: To mainstream climate risk management into sector programmes, plans and activities.
8. Pilot projects:To design and implement pilot projects at county and national level.
9. Training, research and outreach: To enhance research and dissemination of information aboutclimate risk management.
10. Learning: To create platforms for sharing lessons and good practices on integrated climate risk management.