FP158

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Mitigation in Botswana’s Communal Rangelands

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Mitigation in Botswana’s Communal Rangelands

While raising livestock forms the cultural and economic bedrocks of many communities in Botswana, this practice is becoming increasingly affected by climate change. With rising temperatures and more erratic rainfall, livestock are increasingly moving into wildlife areas to search for water and fodder. This leads to increasing contact between domestic cattle and wild buffalo with infectious foot-and-mouth disease.

This project will restore vegetation in communal grazing lands that are particularly impacted by climate change. The restoration and management of grazing vegetation will increase the amount of moisture held by the soil. This will make cattle- raising more resilient to drought, while at the same time enhancing soil carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
247,000
Indirect
2,290,000
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

21 Oct 2017 - 1246 days

Concept note received

21 Oct 2017

Funding proposal received

23 Apr 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

16 Dec 2020

Cleared by iTAP

23 Feb 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

16 Mar 2021

Approved

19 Mar 2021 - 217 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

19 Mar 2021

FAA executed

15 Sep 2021

Under implementation

Completed

01 Jul 2026

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

  • African States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 36,760,394
Total GCF Financing
USD 36,760,394

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 54,013,138
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,859,491
Total Co-Financing
USD 60,872,629

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Accredited Entity

Conservation International Foundation
Mr. Miguel Morales
Vice President, GEF/GCF agencies
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Phone +1 703 341 2637
mamorales@conservation.org
Mr. Steven Panfil
Senior Director, Project Development & Implementation GCF Agency
Phone +1 703 341 2822
spanfil@conservation.org
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National Designated Authority

Botswana
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Ms. Keineetse Lepekoane
Director, Development Programmes
Phone +267 3950353
klepekoane@gov.bw
Ms. Catherine Matongo
Chief Economist
Phone +267 398 9990
cmatongo@gov.bw
Ms. Gaanewe Mogotsi
Deputy Director, Development Programmes
Government Enclave, State Drive, P/Bag 008, Goborone, Botswana
Phone +267 3950224
gnmogotsi@gov.bw
Ms. Boineelo Sealetsa
Senior Economist
Government Enclave, State Drive, P/Bag 008, Goborone, Botswana
Phone +267 3950378
btsealetsa@gov.bw