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Towards ending drought emergencies: Ecosystem based Adaptation in Kenya's arid and semi-arid rangelands (TWENDE)

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services

Location & People

  • Africa
  • Kenya KEN
Beneficiaries (approx.) 775,000

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
  • Conservation International Grant USD
  • GoK/MoAI Grant USD
  • NDMA Grant USD
  • WRA Grant USD
  • IUCN Grant USD
  • Conservation International Loan USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • The Government of Kenya (GoK), through the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI) and National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Kenya
  • Conservation International
Towards ending drought emergencies: Ecosystem based Adaptation in Kenya's arid and semi-arid rangelands (TWENDE) Approved July 2019 Est. implementation period 5.0 years
Increasing the resilience of the livestock and other land-use sectors through restored and effectively governed rangeland ecosystems in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands.

Climate change is projected to increase the variability of rainfall and temperature, increasing the risk of more frequent and severe droughts - and other extreme weather events - in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. 

The project targets eleven counties in two major climate zones which have devolved powers under Kenya’s new constitution. Building capacity and institutions for the improved implementation of devolution is seen as necessary to enhance the climate resilience of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. Interventions focus on increasing the adaptive capacities of communities and local institutions to develop evidence-based landscape planning. This will be done by increasing accessibility to climate data and information; and enhancing the ability of community-based cottage industries to access markets and financial services.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
Document title
Published date
Gender assessment FP113_IUCN_Kenya 05 Sep 2019
Gender action plan FP113_IUCN_Kenya 05 Sep 2019
ESS report FP113 - IUCN - Kenya 17 Jun 2019
Approved funding proposal FP113 - IUCN - Kenya 11 Sep 2019
Accredited Entity
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan Tel: +41229990292 Mr. Sébastien Delahaye Tel: +41229990251
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