Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands

Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2018 at B.21
  • Est. completion 25 Jun 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Adapting to increasing climate risks that impact the country’s drinking and irrigation water supply.

The entire country, separated into three islands, has a land area of only 2,612 square kilometres and no land further than 7 kilometres from the coast. This means the country is highly vulnerable to climate effects such as cyclones, erosion, flash floods and droughts. Rising temperatures will also reduce water availability and cause saline intrusion from rising sea levels.

This project will strengthen the national governance of water by integrating climate change into the country’s new water code. This will include integrating climate information into revised water legislation reforms, and upgrading tariff reforms to include the additional costs of reducing climate risks. Enhanced climate-resilient water infrastructure will incorporate expanded water storage tanks to store more water through longer dry periods.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 25 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


30 Jun 2016 - 843 days

Concept note received

30 Jun 2016

Funding proposal received

24 May 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

24 May 2018

Cleared by iTAP

19 Sep 2018


20 Oct 2018 - 249 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

FAA executed

18 Apr 2019

Under implementation

25 Jun 2019 - 1,819 days so far

FAA effective

25 Jun 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,950,847

25 Sep 2019

Disbursement - USD 8,475,242

13 Oct 2020

Disbursement - USD 12,323,998

12 Jan 2022

Disbursement - USD 8,179,774

09 May 2023

Disbursement - USD 6,358,348

05 Mar 2024

To be completed

25 Jun 2027 - 1,105 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Three priority groups

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

GCF financing91% disbursed

GrantUSD 41,919,808
Total GCF Financing
USD 41,919,808


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,112,633
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 12,719,054
Total Co-Financing
USD 18,831,687

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mrs. Nancy Bennet

Executive Coordinator, ad interim (A.I)
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Phone +12129065044
Mr. Robin Merlier

Principal Advisor Environmental Law and Policy
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, United States
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Comoros (the)
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment, Tourism, and Handcraft
Mr. Youssouf Elamine Youssouf Mbechezi Primary
Director General in charge of the Environment and Forests