FP187

Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin

Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin

The local food systems of the upper and middle Ouémé Basin in Benin, the main food basket of the country, is highly vulnerable to climate change due to intense and frequent extreme weather events, mainly flash floods and droughts. These extreme climate events directly impact the productivity of the food systems, which translates into further challenges resulting in poverty and food insecurity of the local population.

The project aims to address these climate impacts, by bringing adaptation solutions to the agricultural production system in the basin. The project will build resilience for poor and vulnerable smallholders, scale up prioritised climate-resilient agriculture and low emission agroforestry practices, build waterworks to reduce soil erosion and run-off, and overall improve land and water management in the target areas.  

Total project value

 

Tonnes of emissions avoided

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
330,000
Indirect
5,670,000
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

21 Dec 2017 - 1673 days

Concept note received

21 Dec 2017

Funding proposal received

30 Mar 2021

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

22 Nov 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

05 Jul 2022

Cleared by iTAP

19 Jul 2022

Approved

20 Jul 2022 - 68 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

20 Jul 2022

FAA executed

20 Jul 2022

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 18,453,795
Total GCF Financing
USD 18,453,795

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 3,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 12,634,280
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,039,001
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 187,500
Total Co-Financing
USD 16,860,781

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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol
Primary

Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
DDG-Bechdol@fao.org
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo
Secondary

Deputy Director-General
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Benin
Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Martin Pépin Aïna Primary
Director General, Division of Climate Change
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 96613936
marnickson@yahoo.fr
maina@gouv.bj
Mr. Théodore Cossi Domingo Secondary
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 97764297
stheodorecossi@yahoo.fr

Documents

News + Stories

GCF partners with FAO on two major climate-resilience projects in Benin and the Gambia

21 Jul 2022 / GCF and FAO have signed an agreement for $60 million in funding for two new major projects that will improve climate-resilience in Benin and the Gambia. These cross-cutting mitigation and adaptation projects were approved at the most recent GCF Board meeting in Incheon, South Korea. GCF will provide over USD 35 million in funding for both projects.