Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Water Sector (ACWA) in the Marshall Islands

Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Water Sector (ACWA) in the Marshall Islands

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 08 Jul 2019 at B.23
  • Est. completion 28 Feb 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Supporting the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in adapting to increasing climate risks, particularly more frequent and extreme droughts, which impact the country’s drinking water supply

The population and infrastructure of the Marshall Islands are concentrated in small, low-lying islands and atolls, which are highly susceptible to sea level rise, changes in weather patterns, and extreme weather events.

This project will increase the resilience of water resources for drinking and hygiene in the Marshall Islands. Planned interventions include improving household and community rainwater harvesting and storage structures; and securing groundwater resources from seawater intrusion. The project will also strengthen the technical capacities of national and subnational institutions and key stakeholders to integrate climate change risks into water governance processes.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


22 Jun 2018 - 382 days

Funding proposal received

22 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

15 Apr 2019

Cleared by iTAP

07 Jun 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

22 Jun 2019


08 Jul 2019 - 236 days

Approved by GCF Board

08 Jul 2019

FAA executed

11 Dec 2019

Under implementation

28 Feb 2020 - 1,608 days so far

FAA effective

28 Feb 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,323,131

27 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 4,302,691

25 Aug 2022

Disbursement - USD 3,689,288

24 Oct 2023

To be completed

28 Feb 2027 - 950 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing55% disbursed

GrantUSD 18,631,216
Total GCF Financing
USD 18,631,216


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,116,092
Total Co-Financing
USD 6,116,092

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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

Marshall Islands
Ministry of Environment - Climate Change Directorate
Mr. Clarence Samuel Primary
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
Honourable Bremity Lakjohn Primary
Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment
Ms. Lani Milne Secondary
GCF Support Coordinator
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
Mr. Warwick Harris Secondary
Deputy Director, Climate Change Director