Output 1 aims to strengthen the strategic planning framework for mainstreaming climate change into transboundary natural resource management. The impact hypothesis is that through the development of two SADC strategic documents in the field of sustainable NRM, which incorporate climate change systematically, learning experiences from TFCA implementation and (climate) finance options, climate change is systematically mainstreamed in transboundary NRM in the SADC region (module objective). It is assumed that the TFCA secretariats and the members of the TFCA network actively participate in analysis activities, provide necessary data and information in a timely manner and constructively contribute their learning experiences regarding TFCA implementation.
Output 2 aims to increase the dissemination of knowledge on climate smart agriculture and climate-smart NRM, including ecosystem-based adaptation. The impact hypothesis is that through the expansion of training opportunities at training institutions on climate-smart agriculture and climate-sensitive NRM and improved availability of related knowledge products for consultation and application, climate change is systematically taken into account in transboundary NRM in the SADC region (module objective). Assumptions here are that participating training institutions engage in partnership in the joint development of training courses and that the TFCA structures (previously biodiversity conservation-oriented) engage in the inclusion of relevant agricultural knowledge carriers and institutions and the exchange of knowledge on climate-smart agriculture.
Output 3 aims to ensure that climate smart agriculture and climate-sensitive natural resource management measures, including ecosystem-based adaptation, are implemented in selected transboundary protected areas. The impact hypothesis is that the exemplary application of climate-smart agriculture and climate-sensitive NRM approaches and practices in demonstration projects will promote more intensive consideration of climate change in transboundary NRM in the SADC region through their high-profile presentation as regional SADC integration models (module objective). It is assumed that the relevant stakeholders in the transboundary protected areas where the demonstration projects are implemented actively support the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and climate-sensitive NRM.
Output 4 aims to strengthen development and implementation of COVID-19 health and safety standards and the quality of tourism staff in guest relations, intercultural communication and service. It will promote the development of marketing materials and support presence in trade fairs to market TFCA destinations for the national, regional and international market. It will help to improve quality standards at border crossings and analyse visa processes to advise on the development of a SADC Univisa.