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Africa Hydromet Program - Strengthening Climate Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mali Country Project

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
Gender benefits People-centered community-based early warning systems will directly address women’s vulnerabilities and exposure to disaster risk. UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #11 Sustainable cities and communities

Location & People

  • Africa
  • Mali MLI
Beneficiaries (approx.) 5,300,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • World Bank Grant USD
  • Government of Mali Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC) Mali
Africa Hydromet Program - Strengthening Climate Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mali Country Project Approved June 2016 Est. implementation period 4.0 years Est. completion date 11 July 2021

Strengthening the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of vulnerable communities in Mali by developing hydro-meteorological weather warning services to support adaptation planning.

Mali experiences extreme weather and climate variability, resulting in high exposure to floods and droughts. The livelihoods of 80% of Mali’s population are dependent on predominantly rain-fed agriculture, and about 5.3 million people are directly exposed to drought or flooding. Early weather warning systems can help government, communities and the private sector better plan and adapt to climate events. Better hydro-meterorological (hydromet) information can inform infrastructure development, improve food security, and support better private sector investment decisions.

The project will support training and capacity building, expanding and upgrading existing hydromet observation networks including Automatic Weather Stations and hydrological stations, as well as investments to enhance data collection and communication systems. A national network for climate services will be established for the first time in order to develop a national framework for climate services. Improved flood and drought warning systems will also be developed, as well as building systems to ensure that early warnings reach the municipal and community level through better ‘last mile’ systems, and improved awareness at the local level.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 4 years.

Document title
Published date
ESS report FP012 - World Bank - Mali 27 Sep 2016
Approved funding proposal FP012 - World Bank - Mali 22 Mar 2017
Gender action plan FP012 - World Bank - Mali 04 Jul 2017
Gender assessment FP012 - World Bank - Mali 04 Jul 2017
Accredited Entity
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association (World Bank) Ms. Claudia Croce Tel: +1 202 458 1697
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