GEF Approves US$33 Million Grants for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

AFDB GEF2 July 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council recently approved several grants for promoting adaptation to climate change in Cameroon, Djibouti, Kenya, Angola and Madagascar. These grants will be channelled through the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The grants to be implemented by the AfDB will come from different funds. The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) will provide funding for the Rural Livelihoods' Adaptation to Climate Change Program in Djibouti and Kenya, with the objective of contributing to developing strategies for pastoralists' resilience to climate change.

In Cameroon, the SCCF will provide US$4.03 million to support poor communities to adapt to climate change by enhancing adaptive capacities to manage urban flooding in Yaoundé.

In Angola, the LDCF will finance US$4.41 million for integrating climate change into sustainable land management (SLM) practices; while in Madagascar, US$6.27 million will contribute to strengthen the resilience of water supply infrastructure in agricultural land in the southwest region of the country. [AfDB Press Release][IISD RS Coverage of GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF Council meetings]