Increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities through the restoration of the productive bases of salinized lands

Increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities through the restoration of the productive bases of salinized lands

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 05 Nov 2015 at B.11
  • Est. completion 13 Feb 2026
  • ESS Category Category C

Restoring salinized lands through improved knowledge and planning, and implementing measures such as hydraulic works, reforestation, anti-soil erosion systems, and use of adapted agriculture.

Causes of land salinization in Senegal linked to climate change include persistent drought; low infiltration of fresh water, leading to salt water intrusion; rising sea level, causing saltwater encroachment on land; and the combined effect of reduced rainfall and increasing temperatures.

The project will strengthen the capacity to develop desalinization and land management plans, raise awareness, and improve knowledge by creating maps and a real-time database of salinized land.

Activities to reduce the impacts of salinization will be undertaken including the construction of small dams and artificial basins, large ponds, anti-salt works, and use of drip irrigation. Biological measures will include reforestation, protection of soils against erosion, mangrove restoration, promotion of biosaline agriculture, and use of natural phosphate, manures, and composts to improve soil fertility.

Food security will increase through improved production using adapted seeds, better food security stocks, improved processing units, and organization of farming partnerships and cooperatives.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 4 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


27 Apr 2015 - 193 days

Concept note received

27 Apr 2015

Funding proposal received

26 Jul 2015


05 Nov 2015 - 1,562 days

Approved by GCF Board

05 Nov 2015

Cleared by iTAP

05 Nov 2015

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

22 Feb 2016

FAA executed

11 Jun 2019

Under implementation

13 Feb 2020 - 1,533 days so far

FAA effective

13 Feb 2020

Disbursement - USD 1,915,682

12 May 2020

To be completed

13 Feb 2026 - 660 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing25% disbursed

GrantUSD 7,610,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 7,610,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 546,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 546,000

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Accredited Entity

Centre de Suivi Ecologique
Dr. Assize Toure

General Manager
Rue Leon Gontran Damas, Fann Residence, Dakar, Senegal
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Ms. Aissata Sylla

Coordinator of the Climate Finance Unit
Phone +221 776851590
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Madeleine Sarr Primary
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal