DDCF's broadened focus on climate change aligns closely with American Forests' own embrace of the climate challenge, sparked by our organization's recognition of already visible climate change impacts on forests and the huge role that forests can play in solving climate change.
Our shared interest first came together through DDCF support that enabled American Forests to host an unprecedented climate change "Learning Lab" in the summer of 2018.
This work with the Alliance continues with renewed support from DDCF via a new grant awarded in February of 2019 that will enable American Forests to convene additional natural climate solutions Learning Labs.
The successful DDCF
pilots offering potential for scale up will help in providing replicable solution to the provincial government, ensuring long-term impact and sustainability in improving public service delivery for the local citizens.
comprises seven questions addressing information about pregnant women's sociodemographic characteristics of age, educational status, employment status, family type, income status, and harmony between spouses and obstetric information about number of pregnancies and parity, and whether or not it was a desired pregnancy.
The first public service being targeted through the DDCF is primary school education in the districts of Karak, Lakki-Marwat, D.I.
The DDCF is being administered as part of the four year Sub-National Governance (SNG) programme (2014-17) which is supporting the provincial and district governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to improve public services that meet the needs of the citizens, especially the poor and women.
The successful DDCF pilots offering potential for scale up are expected to serve for emulation as powerful catalysts of change in the planning and budgeting cycle of the provincial government.