Integrated Climate Risk Management for Food Security and Livelihoods in Zimbabwe focusing on Masvingo and Rushinga Districts

Integrated Climate Risk Management for Food Security and Livelihoods in Zimbabwe focusing on Masvingo and Rushinga Districts

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 08 Jul 2019 at B.23
  • Est. completion 02 Feb 2025
  • ESS Category Category C

Supporting the long-term adaptation of vulnerable and food-insecure Zimbabwean households, comprising 50,000 people, of whom 66 percent are women

While 70 percent of Zimbabwe’s population relies on rain-fed agriculture, climate change and variability have decreased cultivable lands across the country.

This project will strengthen national and community adaptation based on climate forecasts and information. It will increase the adaptive capacity of food-insecure households through community-based asset creation and risk transfer through weather- index insurance. Subsequently, the investment capacity of smallholder farmers to sustain climate resilient development gains will be enhanced.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 10 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


08 Jul 2018 - 366 days

Concept note received

08 Jul 2018

Funding proposal received

09 Jul 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

11 Apr 2019

Cleared by iTAP

14 Jun 2019


08 Jul 2019 - 576 days

Approved by GCF Board

08 Jul 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Feb 2020

FAA executed

07 Aug 2020

Under implementation

02 Feb 2021 - 610 days so far

FAA effective

02 Feb 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,781,434

09 Mar 2021


02 Feb 2025 - 852 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing20% disbursed

GrantUSD 8,858,316
Total GCF Financing
USD 8,858,316


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,104,447
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,104,447

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Accredited Entity

World Food Programme
Mr. Gernot Laganda

Director, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes
Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 6513 3272
Ms. Micol Mulon

Senior Technical Specialist for Climate Finance, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes
Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Unit, WFP, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 6513 3156
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National Designated Authority

Climate Change Management Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate
Mr. Washington Zhakata Primary
Director - Climate Change Management Department
Climate Change Management Department, 11th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Corner 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone +263 4 701 681
Phone Tel.: +263 4 701 681
Ms. Munashe Mukonoweshuro Secondary
Climate Change Scientist
11th Floor Kaguvi Building, Cnr S.V. Muzenda and Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone +263 4 701681
Phone +263 771 470 335