At the core of the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation is local leadership.
Leadership is about people.
Locally Led Adaptation is therefore about enabling people to take the lead, by providing them the information, capacity, and resources they need to deal with the additional challenge of climate change.
The stories in this compilation, based on the sessions of the 2022 Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation, are an important basis for us to understand the difference between local action and locally led action, and to identify effective ways of supporting local leadership. They form the basis for us to understand where we are, how much further we must travel, and in which direction, to mainstream and scale up truly locally led adaptation.