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Scaling Up Climate Resilient Water Management Practices for Vulnerable Communities in La Mojana

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services
UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #6 Clean water and sanitation

Location & People

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Colombia COL
Beneficiaries (approx.) 405,625

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
  • National Adaptation Fund Grant USD
  • Presidential Agency for International Cooperation Grant USD
  • University of Cordoba Grant USD
  • Institute Alexander von Humboldt Grant USD
  • Municipalities Grant USD
  • District of Sucre Grant USD
  • Corporacion Autonoma Regional de los Valles Grant USD
  • University of Sucre Grant USD
  • Corpomojana Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • National Adaptation Fund of Colombia Colombia
Scaling Up Climate Resilient Water Management Practices for Vulnerable Communities in La Mojana Approved October 2017 Est. implementation period 8.0 years
Improved water resource management will improve climate resilience for vulnerable communities in the Colombian wetland region of La Mojana.

The region of La Mojana, located in an inland deltaic plain with wetland systems, is one of the poorest and most climate vulnerable in Colombia.  The region is affected by intense flooding and prolonged dry seasons which fundamentally affect water availability and the livelihoods of its inhabitants. While floods are part of the dynamic of the wetland, models predict both floods and droughts to become more frequent and intense, surpassing the capacity of infrastructure and ecosystems to provide a buffer.

Scaling up climate resilient integrated water resource management practices will tackle barriers derived from climate change through a number of activities. Systemized knowledge management of the impacts of climate change on water management will enable better planning. Water resource infrastructure and ecosystem restoration will be promoted. Early Warning Systems for climate resilience will be improved. Finally, rural livelihoods will be enhanced through climate resilient agro-ecosystems.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 8 years.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP056 - UNDP - Colombia 12 Sep 2017
Approved funding proposal FP056 - UNDP - Colombia 06 Nov 2017
Gender action plan FP056 - UNDP - Colombia 31 Jan 2018
Gender assessment FP056 - UNDP - Colombia 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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