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Localizing Climate Action: The Best Path Forward for Low and Middle- Income Countries in the MENA Region

ACYF Final Paper First Page_Josiane Atallah
ACYF Final Paper First Page_Josiane Atallah

Recent destructive floods, earthquakes, forest fires and disease outbreaks demonstrate that disasters have become increasingly complex phenomena. Effective response, reconstruction, and recovery require resource mobilization and sustained collaboration from stakeholders. Low- and Middle-Income (LMI) countries in MENA in particular often lack the financial and technical resources to do so without extensive external support. This leaves crisis- and disaster-affected communities vulnerable to adverse external factors that may delay, limit, or prohibit such support. Given these challenges, the need for localization of climate action in LMI in MENA—i.e. building capacity and allocating resources at the local level—is increasingly clear.

About the Author

Josiane Atallah

Josiane Atallah

Agents of Change Youth Fellow;
Senior Partnership Officer, International Rescue Committee

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