Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP)

Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP)

Sierra Leone is highly vulnerable to climate and disaster risks, which can result in crop losses, reduced fish stocks, and food insecurity. The intrusion of saline water in coastal areas forces farming further inland, leading to deforestation and coastal erosion. The lack of resources to address these risks has hindered action on climate change commitments. Therefore, concessional financing is crucial to bridge the national financing capacity and address the increasing vulnerability and adaptation needs of coastal communities. 

The Sierra Leone Coastal Resilience Project (SLCRP) aims to increase the climate resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems in Sierra Leone by supporting the government in advancing national climate change priorities. This involves strengthening capacity for locally led climate change adaptation through various approaches, such as promoting climate-resilience in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, supporting climate-resilient livelihood practices for farmers and fishers, enhancing food value chains, promoting sustainable resource use and management, and conserving and restoring mangroves for coastal resilience.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


18 Jun 2021 - 993 days

Concept note received

18 Jun 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

06 Jun 2023

Funding proposal received

07 Jun 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Dec 2023

Cleared by iTAP

12 Feb 2024


06 Mar 2024 - 85 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

06 Mar 2024

FAA executed

06 Mar 2024

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 25,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 185,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 932,550
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 745,850
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,863,400

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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Save the Children Australia
Mr Nick Ireland

Director, Climate Change
Kelley Toole

Deputy Director, Climate Change
Phone +61 (0) 426 865 760
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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