Blue Action Fund (BAF): GCF Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme in the Western Indian Ocean

Blue Action Fund (BAF): GCF Ecosystem Based Adaptation Programme in the Western Indian Ocean

Reducing or avoiding climate change impacts through ecosystem-based adaptation for vulnerable coastal populations.

The western Indian Ocean region is undergoing rapid climate change. Mozambique was hit by two major cyclones in 2019, while the other regional countries are facing similarly increasing threats of cyclones and tropical storms, exacerbated by climate change.

This programme will pool adaptation sub-projects by non-governmental organisation (NGOs) under the Blue Action Fund to improve climate-resilient coastal zone management in this diverse region. The programme will leverage additional co-financing from NGOs, while grant recipients are required to provide 25 percent of the budget of their projects.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


20 Jul 2018 - 483 days

Concept note received

20 Jul 2018

Funding proposal received

17 Jun 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

27 Aug 2019

Cleared by iTAP

22 Oct 2019


14 Nov 2019 - 436 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

19 Dec 2019

FAA executed

11 Nov 2020

Under implementation


One region

  • Africa

Four countries

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 36,496,350


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 30,413,625

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Accredited Entity

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

Mr. Matthias Börner
Principal Manager
Palmengartenstrasse 5-9, Frankfurt, Germany
Phone Not listed
Dr. Martina Jung
Palmengartenstrasse 5-9, Frankfurt, Germany
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National Designated Authority

United Republic of Tanzania

Vice President's Office

Eng. Joseph Kizito Malongo
Permanent Secretary of the Vice President's Office
Makole Road, LAPF Building, 7th Floor, P.O. Box 2502, Dodoma, Tanzania

Ministry of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forests

Ms. Lovakanto Ravelomanana
Director of the National Office for Climate Change Coordination
B.P 3948, Rue Toto Radola - Antsahavola, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Ministry of Economy and Finance – National Directorate for Monitoring and Evaluation

Mr. Albano Manjate
Deputy National Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
Phone +258 828969570
Phone +258 843969570