UNDP Bulletin Highlights Finance for Adaptation in Africa

UNDPApril 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the eighth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of UNDP-the Global Environment Facility (GEF) support to countries to affect policy and institutional change for climate change adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-levels. This issue focuses on adaptation projects in Africa, as well as an announcement of Germany's support to adaptation initiatives in Grenada and Mali.

The Bulletin indicates that UNDP is currently supporting over 30 countries in Africa to access financing to develop and implement climate change adaptation initiatives, integrating risk management into national and sub-national development efforts in various sectors, such as agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zone development, public health and disaster risk reduction (DRR). More specifically, UNDP supports countries to access adaptation finance that is available through various vertical funds such as the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund, the Adaptation Fund (AF), the GEF Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA), and bilateral sources, including the Governments of Japan and Australia.

The Bulletin also provides an update on projects in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea and Burkina Faso. It also features articles on performance indicators, and project impacts and results. [Publication: UNDP Adaptation Bulletin, Issue 8, March 2012]