Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Liberia (Liberia CIS)

Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Liberia (Liberia CIS)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 03 Oct 2027
  • ESS Category Category C

Liberia currently lacks the capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related extreme events. This is due to inadequate capacity to process climate data and to plan based on short-term and medium-term weather forecasts, and the lack of an effective response mechanism to distribute aid efficiently to affected communities. The National Disaster Management Agency also lacks the financial and logistical support to function effectively, limiting its ability to undertake disaster risk reduction. 

The project aims to reach 7.7 million beneficiaries and to increase the resilience of Liberia’s population and infrastructure to climate change through:  

  1. improved hydrometeorological service generation and provision, in line with WMO requirements for establishing a functioning National Meteorological and Hydrological Service, 
  2. improved risk knowledge and awareness of both Government institutions and communities, and 
  3. mechanisms to better prepare and respond to climate hazards through an enabling environment, appropriate legislation, agency coordination as well as implementing an effective impact-based forecasting and forecast-based financing mechanism.  
Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


30 Jan 2020 - 289 days

Concept note received

30 Jan 2020

Funding proposal received

04 Feb 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

12 Aug 2020

Cleared by iTAP

21 Oct 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 690 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

01 Feb 2022

FAA executed

20 Jul 2022

Under implementation

03 Oct 2022 - 650 days so far

FAA effective

03 Oct 2022

Disbursement - USD 4,172,102

23 Nov 2022

To be completed

03 Oct 2027 - 1,177 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing42% disbursed

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


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 431,969
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,431,969

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

African Development Bank
Mr. Shakil Beedassy

Climate Finance Expert
CCIA. Rue Jean Paul 11, Plateau, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01., Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Phone +230 5920 8938
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National Designated Authority

Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Emmanuel Yarkpawolo Primary
Executive Director/CEO
4th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia
Phone +231778165702
Mr Zargou Whapoe Secondary
Coordinator, National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS)
4th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia