FP041

Simiyu Climate Resilient Project

Simiyu Climate Resilient Project

Safeguarding water supply and farming conditions in the Simiyu Region of Tanzania.

Rainfall patterns in the Simiyu Region have become more unpredictable and increasingly erratic, temperatures are rising, and extreme events such as droughts and floods have become more frequent. As the impact of climate change grows, temperature and extreme weather events such as droughts, heavy rains and flooding are predicted to increase further in both frequency and severity in the future. 

Water supply is a major challenge in the Simiyu Region, where only about 20% of the urban and 40 % of the rural population have access to clean drinking water. Simiyu river is now a seasonal, rather than permanent river, and using water from Lake Victoria is the only feasible solution for safe and reliable drinking water, requiring a drought and flood-resilient water supply system. The region is heavily dependent upon agriculture (75% of the economy and 80% of employment). Farming conditions are threatened by the unreliability of the two rainy seasons, and a failure to adapt agricultural practices to the changing climate.

A holistic approach will be adopted to address these two main drivers for the population’s resilience: sustainable provision of water and farming conditions. The government’s community based adaptation planning will be strengthened, and the climate resilience of water supply infrastructure, sanitation services and agricultural practices will be improved. A community-driven approach will ensure the targeting of the most vulnerable in both the urban and rural population, whilst improving the implementing capacities of local and central government structures.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
495,000
Indirect
2,500,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

17 May 2015 - 691 days

Concept note received

17 May 2015

Funding proposal received

02 Aug 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

19 Aug 2016

Approved

06 Apr 2017 - 856 days

Approved by GCF Board

06 Apr 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Apr 2017

FAA executed

12 Dec 2018

Under implementation

09 Aug 2019 - 199 days so far

FAA effective

09 Aug 2019

Completed

09 Aug 2024 - 1,629 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 financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 113,230,429

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 28,776,185
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 661,521
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 13,781,697
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,653,803

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Accredited Entity

National Designated Authority