FP053

Enhancing climate change adaptation in the North coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

Enhancing climate change adaptation in the North coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 02 Oct 2017 at B.18
  • Est. completion 29 May 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Defending the vulnerable Nile Delta against coastal flooding damage to improve the resilience of rural communities.

The Nile Delta is among the top three most vulnerable regions in the world, according to the IPCC. The Delta faces the threat of flooding of low-lying coastlines from sea level rise and increased intensity and frequency of storm events. A one meter rise in sea level is expected to submerge 20% of the land area of the delta by the end of the 21st century. Salinization of land and water resources is expected to have significant impacts on agriculture, fishing and availability of freshwater resources.

Providing coastal defence soft structures and integrated coastal management to adapt to coastal flooding from sea level rise and increased frequency of storms. This will reduce the vulnerability of coastal infrastructure, protecting surrounding villages, agricultural land, and the international coastal road. The project will also lead to the development of an integrated coastal zone management plan for the entire North coast of Egypt.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
768,164
Indirect
16,900,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

16 Aug 2016 - 413 days

Concept note received

16 Aug 2016

Funding proposal received

05 Jun 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

05 Jun 2017

Approved

02 Oct 2017 - 240 days

Approved by GCF Board

02 Oct 2017

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2017

FAA executed

28 Mar 2018

Under implementation

29 May 2018 - 1,240 days so far

FAA effective

29 May 2018

Disbursement - USD 3,068,979

19 Nov 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 5,649,279

14 Dec 2020

Disbursement - USD 5,984,529

26 May 2021

Completed

29 May 2025 - 1,318 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing47% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 31,385,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 31,385,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 73,807,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 73,807,000

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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
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National Designated Authority

Egypt
Ministry of Environment
Eng. Sherif Abdel El-Rehim
Head of the Central Department for Climate Change, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency