Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Indian Ocean – EBA IO

Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Indian Ocean – EBA IO

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 02 Jun 2031
  • ESS Category Category C

Small island developing states (SIDS) are extremely vulnerable to climate change, which poses severe threats to livelihoods, infrastructure, and marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

This programme targets the most vulnerable populations of coastal and rural areas in four Indian Ocean SIDS where livelihoods are highly dependent on the region's rich ecosystems and natural resources - whether dominated by agriculture and fishing (as in Comoros and Madagascar) or tourism and the services sector (as in Mauritius and Seychelles). It will develop and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) activities. It will increase the resilience of both people and ecosystems in these four countries by enabling civil society organisations to support the conservation of critical ecosystems within biodiversity hotspots. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


27 Jun 2018 - 787 days

Concept note received

27 Jun 2018

Funding proposal received

23 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

01 Apr 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 286 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

21 Sep 2020

FAA executed

05 Feb 2021

Under implementation

02 Jun 2021 - 1,141 days so far

FAA effective

02 Jun 2021

Disbursement - USD 7,000,000

22 Jul 2021

To be completed

02 Jun 2031 - 2,513 days to go

One region

  • Africa

Four countries

Three priority groups

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

GCF financing18% disbursed

GrantUSD 38,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 38,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 11,200,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 11,200,000

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Accredited Entity

Agence Française de Developpement
Mrs Celine Thoniard

Climate Finance Expert
Phone +33 01 53 44 35 91
Mr. Marie Guillosson

Delegated External Funds Expert
AFD, 5 rue Roland Barthes, 75012, Paris, France
Phone +33 01 53444763
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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
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Lovakanto Ravelomanana Primary
Director of the National Office for Climate Change Coordination
B.P 3948, Rue Toto Radola - Antsahavola, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Mr. Visvanaden Soondram Primary
Deputy Financial Secretary
Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone 230-260-081
Mrs. Usha Beegun-Ramduny Secondary
Lead Analyst, Resource Mobilisation Cluster
Phone 230 260 1348
Seychelles Sustainable Development Strategy (SSDS) Inter-sectoral Steering Committee
Mr. Wills Agricole Primary
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Energy
Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 445, Mon Fleuri, Mahé, Seychelles, Seychelles
Phone +248 4670 512