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Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results area
  • Health, food and water security

Location & People

  • Africa
  • Comoros COM
Beneficiaries (approx.) 1,250,000

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
  • United Nations Development Programme Grant USD
  • Government of Comoros Grant USD
  • Government of Comoros Other USD
  • Government of Comoros Other USD
  • China Geo-Engineering Corporation Other USD
  • Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES) Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment, Country Planning and Urbanism (MEAPEATU) Comoros
Ensuring climate resilient water supplies in the Comoros Islands Approved October 2018 Est. implementation period 8.0 years
Adapting to increasing climate risks that impact the country’s drinking and irrigation water supply.

The entire country, separated into three islands, has a land area of only 2,612 square kilometres and no land further than 7 kilometres from the coast. This means the country is highly vulnerable to climate effects such as cyclones, erosion, flash floods and droughts. Rising temperatures will also reduce water availability and cause saline intrusion from rising sea levels.

This project will strengthen the national governance of water by integrating climate change into the country’s new water code. This will include integrating climate information into revised water legislation reforms, and upgrading tariff reforms to include the additional costs of reducing climate risks. Enhanced climate-resilient water infrastructure will incorporate expanded water storage tanks to store more water through longer dry periods.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 25 years.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP094 - UNDP - Comoros 27 Sep 2018
Approved funding proposal FP094 - UNDP - Comoros 22 Dec 2018
Gender assessment FP094 - UNDP - Comoros 10 Jan 2019
Gender action plan FP094 - UNDP - Comoros 10 Jan 2019
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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