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

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 09 Apr 2028
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

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 - 513 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

19 Dec 2019

FAA executed

11 Nov 2020

Under implementation

09 Apr 2021 - 163 days so far

FAA effective

09 Apr 2021

Disbursement - USD 283,353

28 Jul 2021


09 Apr 2028 - 2,395 days to go

One region

  • Africa

Four countries

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing0% disbursed

GrantUSD 35,419,126
Total GCF Financing
USD 35,419,126


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 29,515,938
Total Co-Financing
USD 29,515,938

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Accredited Entity

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
Mr. Matthias Börner
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National Designated Authority

United Republic of Tanzania
Vice President's Office
Ms. Mary N Maganga
Permanent Secretary
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
South Africa
Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment
Ms. Nomfundo Tshabalala
Director General
Phone +27 12 339 9007
Ms. Shahkira Parker
Senior Policy Advisor: International Governance Management
Ms. Lucia Motloung
Mr. Zaheer Fakir
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