FP034

Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 15 Dec 2016 at B.15
  • Est. completion 30 Jun 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Enhancing Ugandan subsistence farmers’ ability to deal with climate impacts.

An estimated 4 million people who live in and around Uganda’s wetlands rely on them for food security. The impact of climate change, coupled with other environmental stresses, is increasing the degradation of wetlands and associated ecosystems.

This grant-based project will assist the Government of Uganda take climate change effects into account in managing wetlands. Climate effects include increased climate variability and extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, high temperatures and violent storms.

This project will help Uganda

  • restore critical wetlands to improve ecosystem services - such as replenishing ground water, improving flood control, and enhancing the livelihoods of subsistence farming communities through fishing and agriculture;
  • Enhancing the skills of people to diversify their livelihoods and become more resilient to climate shocks; and
  • Improve the ability of communities in sensitive wetland areas to reduce climate risks and prepare them for climate-related disasters (including through decentralized early warning systems).

This project will target south-western and eastern regions in Uganda, home to some of this Least Developed Country’s most vulnerable people - more than half of them women. While this climate initiative is based on grant financing, positive spillover effects are envisaged in the private sector as new revenue opportunities open up for people in rural areas.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 8 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
800,000
Indirect
4,000,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

29 Jun 2015 - 536 days

Concept note received

29 Jun 2015

Funding proposal received

30 Jul 2015

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 May 2016

Approved

15 Dec 2016 - 198 days

Approved by GCF Board

15 Dec 2016

Cleared by iTAP

15 Dec 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Jan 2017

FAA executed

08 Jun 2017

Under implementation

30 Jun 2017 - 1,112 days so far

FAA effective

30 Jun 2017

Disbursement - USD 2,617,968

13 Oct 2017

Annual Performance Report

23 Mar 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 1,782,136

07 May 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,479,526

01 Apr 2020

Completed

30 Jun 2025 - 1,811 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 financing18% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 24,140,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 18,122,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
pradeep.kurukulasuriya@undp.org
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
robin.merlier@undp.org

National Designated Authority

Uganda

Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Mr. Keith Muhakanizi
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Phone +256 414 707 135
keith.muhakanizi@finance.go.ug
Mr. Andrew Masaba
Principal Economist / Climate Finance Desk Officer, Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation

News + Stories

How can climate action balance the needs of nature and people?

21 Jan 2020 / Efforts to protect ecosystems must also take into account global development goals intended to lift people out of poverty. A difficult past has taught young Ugandan beekeeper Shildah Nabimanya the importance of protecting ecosystems.

Preserving wetlands in Uganda

30 Nov 2019 / Preserving wetlands is key to fighting climate change. In Uganda, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) works with UNDP, to empower communities to restore ecosystems while protecting their livelihoods.

Building climate resilience for Uganda's wetlands

08 Nov 2019 / GCF is working with UNDP to bolster Uganda's climate resilience by helping to keep its wetland ecosystems intact.

Using ecosystems to counter climate crisis only natural

08 Nov 2019 / Creating a virtuous circle, it is possible to enhance climate resilience by protecting ecosystems. But we cannot forget the place of people, especially those who are poor, in devising nature-based climate solutions. That is why the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is supporting climate action that balances land use and nature by protecting ecosystems in ways that also boost people’s livelihoods. One example is in Uganda.

Wetlands give life: Preserving Uganda's wetlands secures a brighter future for country and planet

02 Feb 2019 / Wetlands are an important natural buffer in mitigating, forestalling, and adapting to climate change. By absorbing and storing carbon, wetlands reduce floods, relieve droughts, minimise storm surges, and protect coastlines.