Malawi National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Official Document - March 2006
The loss of human, natural, financial, social and physical capital, caused by the adverse impacts of climate change, especially floods, drought and landslides, among many other natural disasters and calamities, is of great concern to the Malawi Government, as it strives to ensure sustainable livelihoods for all its citizens. The threat posed by extreme climatic events to food, health, water and energy has been the driving force for the preparation of Malawi’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA).
This document has been prepared with the primary objective of identifying and promoting activities that address urgent and immediate needs for adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change among rural communities in vulnerable areas of the country. This will initially focus on the adaptation needs in the agriculture, water, energy, fisheries, land use change and forestry, wildlife, human health and gender sectors.