Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives

Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives

The low elevation of the 188 small, inhabited islands of the Republic of Maldives makes them highly vulnerable to severe weather events, while retreating inland or to higher ground is impossible. Accelerated sea level rise due to climate change will have devastating effects on the islands, and could threaten their very existence.

This project will address these challenges by enhancing coastal management, including the protective functions of natural sandy beaches and coral reefs. It will do this through integrated coastal zone management, early warning and early action, and knowledge sharing. This project marks the first time such an adaptive beach protection solution will be implemented on public land in the Maldives islands. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


05 Sep 2018 - 1031 days

Concept note received

05 Sep 2018

Funding proposal received

23 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

05 Apr 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Jun 2021


01 Jul 2021 - 638 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

01 Jul 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

05 Nov 2021

FAA executed

20 Oct 2022

Under implementation


One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 25,097,880
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,097,880


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 35,421,937
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,486,520
Total Co-Financing
USD 40,908,457

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Japan International Cooperation Agency
Mr. Koji Mitomori

Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-9543
Mr. Toru Yoshida

Senior Deputy Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-9598
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
HE. Ms. Aminath Shauna Primary
Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
Ms. Aishath Niyaz Secondary
Director, Climate Change Directorate
Green Building, Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu, Male, Maldives
Mr. Thibyan Ibrahim Operational focal point
Assistant Director, Climate Change Department


News + Stories

GCF and partners sign project agreements for four transformative climate projects

28 Oct 2022 / Four key agreements for climate projects (Funding Activity Agreement; FAA) were signed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners on the margins of GCF’s 34th Board meeting (17-20 October 2022). They include climate resilience projects in the Maldives, Barbados, and Guinea-Bissau and GCF’s first at-scale private sector programme in the water sector.