SAP001

Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia

Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 20 Feb 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

Reducing the vulnerability of smallholder famers from the effects of climate change by safeguarding natural capital in order to sustain agricultural production system.

This is GCF's first approved project under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

Climate change forecasts predict an increased length of the dry season in Kunene region, located in north-west Namibia. The most vulnerable populations - due to a predominantly drying climate - are small-scale and subsistence farmers, mostly women. They depend entirely on the rain-fed agriculture of staple grains for income and household food security.

To reduce the vulnerability of smallholder famers, this project will address the impacts of increasing temperature and higher water evaporation on crop production and bush encroachment on land and livestock productivity. It will increase the efficiency with which rainfall is used to maintain agricultural and rangeland production.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
30,366
Indirect
14,034
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

17 Nov 2017 - 105 days

Concept note received

17 Nov 2017

Funding proposal received

20 Dec 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

19 Jan 2018

Cleared by iTAP

12 Feb 2018

Approved

01 Mar 2018 - 357 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

18 Jun 2018

FAA executed

05 Dec 2018

Under implementation

20 Feb 2019 - 404 days so far

FAA effective

20 Feb 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,765,000

15 Apr 2019

Completed

20 Feb 2024 - 1,423 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing38% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 9,300,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 700,000

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Accredited Entity

Environmental Investment Fund

Benedict Libanda
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone +264 61 4317700
blibanda@eifnamibia.com
Karl Aribeb
Director of Operations
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone +264 61 4317701
karibeb@eifnamibia.com

National Designated Authority

Namibia

Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Petrus Muteyauli
Deputy Director, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Department of Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Private Bag 13306, Windhoek, Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Teofilus Nghitila
Environmental Commissioner
Private Bag 13306, Windhoek, Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Jonathan Kamwi
Chief Conservation Scientist - Climate Change
Private Bag 13306, Windhoek, Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia