SAP030

Strengthening Climate Resilience of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Health System

Strengthening Climate Resilience of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Health System

Climate change impacts Lao PDR’s health sector by triggering more frequent and intense extreme weather events that damage health facility infrastructure – including water, sanitation, and hygiene services – and by creating conditions that increase the incidence of disease. With current adaptation gaps, Lao PDR will continue to suffer socioeconomically as climate and health challenges exacerbate each other. The interplay between health and climate issues means that there is a great need for more holistic climate-health solutions that can deliver results on both fronts and address the root causes of the issues they face. 

Save the Children Australia aims to enhance the climate resilience of the Lao PDR health system and strengthen community capacity to manage current and anticipated health impacts resulting from climate change. This will be achieved through multiple approaches, including strengthening health system leadership and governance at national and subnational levels, expanding health facility access to climate information and key WASH indicators to help track, prepare for, and manage climate-related risks to health, and strengthening health system capacity in 25 climate-vulnerable rural districts. The project will work directly with the Laotian health system and affected communities to address knowledge, capacity, and resource barriers, so Laotians can transform their own health and work toward climate-resilient development.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
1,852,291
Indirect
470,302
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

17 Aug 2021 - 800 days

Concept note received

17 Aug 2021

Funding proposal received

04 Apr 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

13 Apr 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 Aug 2023

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2023

Approved

25 Oct 2023 - 266 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

25 Oct 2023

FAA executed

25 Oct 2023

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 24,978,084
Total GCF Financing
USD 24,978,084

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,312,500
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 400,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,483,594
Total Co-Financing
USD 3,196,094

GCF Contacts

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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

Save the Children Australia
Mr Nick Ireland
Primary

Director, Climate Change
Kelley Toole
Secondary

Deputy Director, Climate Change
Phone +61 (0) 426 865 760
kelley.toole@savethechildren.org.au
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Ms. Phakkavanh Phissamay Primary
Director General, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane Capital, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856-21 263-799
Phone +856-20 57-938-888
phakkavanh.p@laoepf.org.la
phakkavanhp75@gmail.com
Mr. Amphayvanh Oudomdeth Secondary
Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Nong Beuk Road, Vientiane Capital, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Phone +856-30 55-142-10
Phone +856-20 55-503-322
amphayvanh.oudomdeth@gmail.com
Mr. Bounpakone Phongphichit Operational focal point
Director of Planning and Cooperation Division
Mr. Anousack Maitrychith Operational focal point
Head of Planning Section