SAP006

Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach

Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 28 Feb 2019 at B.22
  • Est. completion 20 Nov 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

Seventy percent of Namibia’s population depends on natural resources to sustain their livelihoods.

The productivity of these natural resources is threatened by both climate and non-climate drivers, both which increase the vulnerability of rural communities. This project will use Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as cost effective and low risk approach to build climate resilience across eight targeted landscapes in Namibia. The project is based on the premise that biodiversity and ecosystems provide valuable services that increase the climate resilience of local communities. Activities undertaken as part of the project will maintain and enhance ecosystem integrity to continue to support the generation of food and income in order to reduce the severity of negative socio-economic impacts of climate change on vulnerable rural households. In addition, adaptive capacities at the community level will be improved so that communities are able to sustainably manage natural resources.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
60,000
Indirect
156,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

22 Nov 2017 - 464 days

Concept note received

22 Nov 2017

Funding proposal received

21 Mar 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

03 Aug 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Nov 2018

Cleared by iTAP

16 Jan 2019

Approved

28 Feb 2019 - 266 days

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

FAA executed

23 Aug 2019

Under implementation

20 Nov 2019 - 232 days so far

FAA effective

20 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 660,000

20 Feb 2020

Completed

20 Nov 2024 - 1,596 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 financing7% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 8,904,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 160,000

GCF Contacts

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Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Accredited Entity

Environmental Investment Fund

Mr. Benedict Libanda
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone +264 61 4317700
blibanda@eifnamibia.com
Mr. 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

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

News + Stories

GCF-EIF agreement opens way for start of Namibian nature-based climate solution

26 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund has come a step closer to helping Namibia’s Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) utilise the resilience of ecosystems to help communities withstand climate change. GCF and EIF have signed a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) which opens the way for the implementation of a project in Namibia which builds the resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened by climate change by using an ecosystems-based adaptation approach.