SAP005

Enhanced climate resilience of rural communities in central and north Benin through the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in forest and agricultural landscapes

Enhanced climate resilience of rural communities in central and north Benin through the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in forest and agricultural landscapes

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 28 Feb 2019 at B.22
  • Est. completion 25 Nov 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

Most of Benin’s rapidly growing population lives in rural areas, where agriculture supports about 70 percent of population’s livelihoods, and provides about 80 percent of export income to the economy.

This strong dependency on agriculture is heavily impacted by environmental degradation and climate change. The project objective is to halt the negative cycle of climate change, agricultural yield depletion and natural resource degradation in central and northern Benin to build resilience of local communities, using an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. The EbA will integrate climate-resilient agriculture techniques with the tailored restoration of degraded forest ecosystems. Thus, the project will address current and future climate change impacts through three components focusing on restoration of degraded forest ecosystems, enhancing agricultural productivity and improving technical and institutional capacity of governments and communities.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
22,000
Indirect
1,073,989
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

23 Nov 2017 - 463 days

Concept note received

23 Nov 2017

Funding proposal received

10 Jul 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

29 Nov 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

24 Jan 2019

Cleared by iTAP

01 Feb 2019

Approved

28 Feb 2019 - 271 days

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

FAA executed

27 Aug 2019

Under implementation

25 Nov 2019 - 138 days so far

FAA effective

25 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 1,065,605

07 Feb 2020

Completed

25 Nov 2024 - 1,691 days to go

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 financing11% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 9,000,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,000,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme

Ermira Fida
Senior Programme Management Officer
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Hemini Vrontamitis
Legal Officer
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National Designated Authority

Benin

Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development

Martin Aïna
Director General, Division of Climate Change
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 96613936
marnickson@yahoo.fr
maina@gouv.bj
Théodore Domingo
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 97764297
stheodorecossi@yahoo.fr