How research and engagement influenced Uganda’s climate change adaptation landscape

This learning story forms part of the CDKN Knowledge for Change series, which reflects on the common challenges, lessons and successes CDKN and its partners have encountered in facilitating evidence-based decision-making to accelerate climate action. The aim of this work is to investigate different tools and approaches for enhancing the use of knowledge in decision-making, the barriers encountered in facilitating change, and useful lessons for others who navigate similar challenges. This learning story shares lessons from undertaking an economic assessment study of the impacts of climate change in Uganda from 2013–2015. The aim is to understand the barriers and enablers to collaboratively generating and obtaining buy-in for new evidence among stakeholders across various sectors, as well as how to enhance the uptake and use of the research results in policy and planning activities.