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






Result areas

Project timeline


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


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 - 883 days so far

FAA effective

29 May 2018

Disbursement - USD 3,068,979

19 Nov 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019


29 May 2025 - 1,675 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing3% disbursed

GrantUSD 31,385,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 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
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842

National Designated Authority


Ministry of Environment

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