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The paper reviews the local institutional landscape, information challenges and opportunities for climate change adaptation that institutions within the Mara River Basin can utilize to support communities. At the local level, government, civil society and private sector institutions are at the frontline in harmonizing adaptation practices towards resilience to climate change. Local institutions act as the bridge between the national institutional frameworks and facilitation of local adaptation practices. The socio-political institutional landscape at the local level and its linkages provide institutions with climate change adaptation governance frameworks to enable undertake adaptation. However, information is a major challenge that hampers smooth uptake of adaptation knowledge and skills. This includes scarcity of information; limited access to available information; technical presentation of information; the cost of information; and poor flow of information in institutions. There are information opportunities within the landscape which can enhance institutions’ internalization and application of adaptation practices.

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