Empower to Adapt: Creating Climate-Change Resilient Livelihoods through Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia
- Health, food and water security
- Livelihoods of people and communities
- Ecosystems and ecosystem services
- #11 Sustainable cities and communities
Location & People
- Namibia NA
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: Direct (National)
- Communal Conservancies
- Community Forests
- Support organizations e.g. Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations (NACSO)
It is expected that the project improve land management of an area of 7,200,000 hectares. The project will run over five years and consists of two complementary components that will empower rural communities to respond to climate change in terms of awareness, adaptive capacity and low-carbon rural development. The two components are:
Component 1 – Capacity Building and Community Support: this component is essential for the success and sustainability of community-based climate action. It comprises awareness raising, capacity building and support to development and implementation of climate investment plans at the local level.
Component 2 – Resilient Grant Facility: this component empowers rural CBNRM communities to increase their resilience to climate change through direct access to climate finance. It comprises a ring-fenced grant facility that will focus on the development and strengthening resilient CBNRM livelihoods through grants in three defined investment areas.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
The purpose of NACSO is to provide quality services to rural communities seeking to manage and utilize their natural resources in a sustainable manner.
|Document title||Published date|
|Funding proposal||22 Mar 2017|
|Gender assessment||06 Jun 2017|
|Gender action plan||06 Jun 2017|
- Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) Mr. Benedict Libanda Tel: +264 61 4317700 Mr. Karl Aribeb Tel: +264 61 4317701
- Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia Mr. Petrus Muteyauli