Namibian Government and its partners are spending millions of dollars to respond to drought caused by negative climate change

The Namibian Government and its partners are spending millions of dollars to respond to drought caused by negative climate change effects and building resilience is critical in order to minimise climate change impacts.

This was said by World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Baimankay Sankoh in a speech read on his behalf at a stakeholder dialogue on resilience building in the context of a changing climate in Namibia, here today.

A climate-resilient Namibia is one where all stakeholders need to act together to support the prosperity and wellbeing of the country and beyond by building resilient communities, the economy and an environment that is responsive to a fast-changing climate, he said.

Sankoh said climate change is directly and indirectly felt across all sectors, with the agriculture and food security sectors affected most as they are the most vulnerable and climate-sensitive sectors in Namibia.

He further noted that the significant level of food insecurity in the country is explained by a set of interrelated factors including climate change variability and related disasters, food price fluctuations and market dynamics among others, leading to increased vulnerability to food insecurity.

Source: Namibia Press Agency