Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Sierra Leone

Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Sierra Leone

Rising sea level is expected to lead to a range of challenges for the 10 per cent of Freetown’s population that reside in high-risk climate areas. Shoreline recession, rising water tables, and waterborne diseases are expected to intensify, leading communities to move inland in search of more stable living conditions. This, in turn, will put pressure on the forest resources and make the communities more exposed to landslides and floods due to the high elevation in relocation areas. A lack of functional agency’s dedicated to hydrometeorological and disaster management services, means that these challenges are not being addressed properly in Sierra Leone, which is expected to hurt the country’s ability to transition to a more low-emission and climate-resilient pathway. 

The project will enhance Sierra Leone’s resilience to natural disasters by establishing an efficient Multi-Hazard Impact-based Forecasting and Early Warning and Early Action System, to train and better equip local climate agencies’ ability to predict and plan for future extreme weather events based on robust climate information. An evidence-based approach will enable decision-makers to adapt better and more efficiently to changing climate patterns and rising sea levels. A transformational change of the country’s approach to climate risk will enable developers to access specific impacts on various sectors and geographical locations to better protect the most at-risk communities in Sierra Leone. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


30 Apr 2022 - 544 days

Concept note received

30 Apr 2022

Funding proposal received

20 Feb 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

10 Aug 2023

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2023


25 Oct 2023 - 274 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

25 Oct 2023

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 15,094,264
Total GCF Financing
USD 15,094,264


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,006,350
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,000,270
Total Co-Financing
USD 6,006,620

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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

Sierra Leone
Environment Protection Agency
Dr. Abu-Bakar Massaquoi Primary
Executive Chairman
92 Dundas Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mr. Sheku Kanneh Secondary
Chief Director
92 Dundas Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone