SAP009

Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR

Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 08 Jun 2025
  • ESS Category Category C

Strengthening the natural capacity of ecosystems to regulate water flows and limiting the exposure of local populations in vulnerable areas to climate effects. 

Cities in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) are among the most vulnerable areas to flooding in South-East Asia, causing annual economic losses of around 3 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP).  Much of the cost of flood recovery is borne by households, constituting a large percentage of their disposable incomes. 

The project aims to test an alternative approach to flood control in urban Laos, moving away from a traditional focus on grey infrastructure, such as dams and concrete drainage systems. It will implement ecosystem-based adaptation in urban areas. One of the first examples of this adaptation approach in developing countries, it could serve as a model for other nations facing similar climate challenges.

This project was initially submitted to the GCF Secretariat under the ‘Project Approval Process’ modality and was resubmitted under the ‘Simplified Approval Process’ prior to GCF Board approval. The timeline indicated on this page reflects this change from the original submission.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
74,600
Indirect
825,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

03 Jul 2015 - 1596 days

Concept note received

03 Jul 2015

Funding proposal received

08 Dec 2015

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

16 Sep 2019

Cleared by iTAP

11 Oct 2019

Approved

14 Nov 2019 - 208 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

FAA executed

12 Dec 2019

Under implementation

08 Jun 2020 - 334 days so far

FAA effective

08 Jun 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,411,710

19 Oct 2020

Completed

08 Jun 2025 - 1,494 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing21% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 10,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 10,000,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 1,500,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,500,000

GCF Contacts

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme
Ms. Kelly West
Senior Programme Manager, Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 7624147
kelly.west@un.org
unep-gcf@un.org
Ms. Hemini Vrontamitis
Legal Officer, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
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National Designated Authority

Lao People's Democratic Republic
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Mr. Phouvong Luangxaysana
Director General, Department of Planning and Finance
P.O. Box 7864, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856 21 263 799
phouyongl@hotmail.com
Mr. Virana Sonnasinh
Deputy Director General, Department of Planning and Finance
P.O. Box 7864, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856 21 263 799
virana.sonnasinh@gmail.com