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Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Infrastructure and built environment
UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #6 Clean water and sanitation

Location & People

  • Africa
  • Egypt EGY
Beneficiaries (approx.) 17,668,164

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
  • Government of Egypt Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Egypt
Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt Approved October 2017 Est. implementation period 7.0 years
Defending the vulnerable Nile Delta against coastal flooding damage to improve the resilience of rural communities.

The Nile Delta is among the top three most vulnerable regions in the world, according to the IPCC. The Delta faces the threat of flooding of low-lying coastlines from sea level rise and increased intensity and frequency of storm events. A one meter rise in sea level is expected to submerge 20% of the land area of the delta by the end of the 21st century. Salinization of land and water resources is expected to have significant impacts on agriculture, fishing and availability of freshwater resources. 

Providing coastal defence soft structures and integrated coastal management to adapt to coastal flooding from sea level rise and increased frequency of storms. This will reduce the vulnerability of coastal infrastructure, protecting surrounding villages, agricultural land, and the international coastal road. The project will also lead to the development of an integrated coastal zone management plan for the entire North coast of Egypt.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP053 - UNDP - Egypt 13 Sep 2017
Approved funding proposal FP053 - UNDP - Egypt 06 Nov 2017
Gender assessment FP053 - UNDP - Egypt 31 Jan 2018
Gender action plan FP053 - UNDP - Egypt 31 Jan 2018
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya Tel: +1 212 906 5884 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842
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