Responding to the Increasing Risk of Drought: Building Gender-responsive Resilience of the Most Vulnerable Communities
- Health, food and water security
- Livelihoods of people and communities
- Ecosystems and ecosystem services
- #6 Clean water and sanitation
Location & People
- Ethiopia ET
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- Government of Ethiopia Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: Direct (National)
- Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) Ethiopia
- Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE) Ethiopia
Ethiopia is projected to experience drought conditions worsened by climate change, and the country’s exposure to drought and floods is heavily influenced by the El Niño/La Niña phenomenon. In 2015 to 2016 Ethiopia experienced one of its worst droughts in decades. Climate change impacts are likely to increase temperatures, create greater rainfall variability with more frequent extremes, and change the nature of seasonal rainfalls.
Introducing improved water supply and management systems will increase local communities’ productive capacity as well as the water ecosystem’s carrying capacity.
The three main activities will be introducing solar-powered water pumping and small-scale irrigation, the rehabilitation and management of degraded lands around the water sources, and creating an enabling environment by raising awareness and improving local capacity. Over 50% of the beneficiaries will be women, with 30% of households being female-headed.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
|Document title||Published date|
|Funding proposal||06 Nov 2017|
|ESS report||13 Sep 2017|
|Gender assessment||31 Jan 2018|
|Gender action plan||31 Jan 2018|
- Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (MOFEC) Mr. Admasu Nebebe Gedamu Tel: +251-930102261 Mr. Zerihun Getu Tel: +251-921566324
- Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Ethiopia His Excellency Mr. Ato Kare Chawicha Debessa