FP011

Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation in The Gambia: developing a climate-resilient, natural resource-based economy

Large-scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation in The Gambia: developing a climate-resilient, natural resource-based economy

Restoring degraded forests and agricultural landscapes in The Gambia with climate-resilient plants, establishing natural resource-based businesses, and strengthening capacity and policies to implement ecobased adaptation systems.

Climate change is exacerbating the effects of poverty in The Gambia, which is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Large-scale ecosystem adaptation is necessary to build climate resilience of rural Gambian communities, whose livelihoods are threatened by the impacts of climate change. In order to respond to this threat, The Gambia is transitioning towards a sustainable green economy based on climate-resilient livelihoods and rigorous, evidence-based management of natural resources.

Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is a significant part of this strategy, and its implementation will be enabled through the GCF investment. EbA will both protect the environment and facilitate the development of the sustainable, natural resource-based economy to the benefit of local communities. EbA will be integrated into planning at national, district and village levels. Agricultural landscapes and degraded ecosystems including forests, mangroves and savannahs will be restored using climate-resilient tree and shrub species across an area of at least 10,000 hectares. This will be complemented by the establishment of natural resource-based businesses managed by local communities.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 6 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
11,550
Indirect
46,200
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

14 Jun 2015 - 383 days

Concept note received

14 Jun 2015

Funding proposal received

01 Dec 2015

Approved

30 Jun 2016 - 405 days

Approved by GCF Board

30 Jun 2016

Cleared by iTAP

30 Jun 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Oct 2016

FAA executed

08 Jun 2017

Under implementation

08 Aug 2017 - 933 days so far

FAA effective

08 Aug 2017

Disbursement - USD 5,968,542

06 Nov 2017

Annual Performance Report

05 Mar 2018

Annual Performance Report

15 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 5,295,543

10 Jul 2019

Completed

08 Aug 2023 - 1,259 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing44% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 20,546,756

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,974,611

GCF Project Team

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme

Ermira Fida
Senior Programme Management Officer
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
Hemini Vrontamitis
Legal Officer
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya

National Designated Authority

Gambia

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

Bai Ceesay
Director of Budget, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
The Quadrangle, Banjul, Gambia