Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan

Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 21 Sep 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Sudan is one of the most drought susceptible countries in Africa. Drylands are home to nearly 70 percent of the country’s population. Increasingly erratic rainfall has resulted in recurrent droughts, together with crop failures, livestock deaths, and the deepening of poverty levels.

The project supports climate change adaptation efforts among subsistence agro-pastoralist and nomadic pastoralist communities in dryland zones across nine states in Sudan. Its overall goal is to promote a paradigm shift in dryland pastoral and farming systems through an integrated approach by increasing the resilience of food production systems and improving access to climate-resilient water sources. It supports the continuation of traditional livelihoods, with more resilient and sustainable practices. It is targeted at benefiting at least 200,000 households. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


18 Apr 2016 - 1587 days

Concept note received

18 Apr 2016

Funding proposal received

10 Jun 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

01 Apr 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

25 Jun 2020

Cleared by iTAP

20 Aug 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 32 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

27 Aug 2020

Under implementation

21 Sep 2020 - 1,306 days so far

FAA effective

21 Sep 2020

Disbursement - USD 5,619,404

09 Dec 2020

To be completed

21 Sep 2025 - 521 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing22% disbursed

GrantUSD 25,645,114
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,645,114


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 540,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 15,540,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier

Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

The Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)
Dr Mona Ahmed Primary
Secretary General
Meknimer Street, Sudan