Scaling up climate resilient flood risk management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Scaling up climate resilient flood risk management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Climate change is showing its impact in Bosnia and Herzegovina through higher average yearly temperatures and significant shifts in seasons and rainfall patterns. This has led to a rise in destructive floods, causing damage to infrastructure, agriculture, and livelihoods. Currently, 26 per cent of the population in Bosnia and Herzegovina is highly vulnerable to these floods. To cope with the escalating risks of climate-induced flooding, the country needs to move towards a proactive approach that makes use of climate data to target its adaptive strategies and ensure the most effective response. 

The “Scaling up climate resilient flood risk management in Bosnia and Herzegovina” project aims to tackle flood vulnerability by establishing an integrated, innovative and gender-responsive climate-resilient flood risk management (FRM) approach to help the country adapt to the changing climate. This initiative will bolster the country’s ability to implement long-term strategies for flood risk management by enhancing the use of climate data, flood forecasting, early warning services, and emergency response mechanisms. This will enable the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reduce climate related loss and damage preemptively in accordance with the “Early Warnings for All (EW4ALL)” initiative announced by the UN Secretary-General in March 2023.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


31 May 2019 - 1609 days

Concept note received

31 May 2019

Funding proposal received

06 Jul 2021

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

21 Jul 2023

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2023


25 Oct 2023 - 218 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

25 Oct 2023

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 14,400,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 14,400,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 21,111,111
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,888,889
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 16,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,555,556
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 333,333
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 300,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 300,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 800,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 58,288,889

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mrs. Nancy Bennet

Executive Coordinator, ad interim (A.I)
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, United States
Phone +12129065044
Mr. Robin Merlier

Principal Advisor Environmental Law and Policy
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, United States
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations
H.E. Staša Košarac Primary
Musala 9, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone +387-33-220-093
Mr. Goran Janjić Operational focal point
Mrs. Jovanka Aleksić Operational focal point
Head of Project Implementation Department
Phone +387-33-207-149