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Enhanced climate resilience of rural communities in central and north Benin through the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in forest and agricultural landscapes

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Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience

Impact

Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services
  • Infrastructure and built environment

Location & People

Region
  • Africa
Country
  • Benin BEN
Beneficiaries (approx.) 1,095,989

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
Co-Financing
  • Government of Benin Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • General Directorate for Water, Forest and Hunting (DG EFC) Benin
  • Ministry of Livelihood and Sustainable Development (MCVDD) Benin
Enhanced climate resilience of rural communities in central and north Benin through the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in forest and agricultural landscapes Approved February 2019 Est. implementation period 5.0 years
Most of Benin’s rapidly growing population lives in rural areas, where agriculture supports about 70 percent of population’s livelihoods, and provides about 80 percent of export income to the economy. This strong dependency on agriculture is heavily impacted by environmental degradation and climate change. The project objective is to halt the negative cycle of climate change, agricultural yield depletion and natural resource degradation in central and northern Benin to build resilience of local communities, using an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. The EbA will integrate climate-resilient agriculture techniques with the tailored restoration of degraded forest ecosystems. Thus, the project will address current and future climate change impacts through three components focusing on restoration of degraded forest ecosystems, enhancing agricultural productivity and improving technical and institutional capacity of governments and communities.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.
Type
Document title
Published date
Gender action plan SAP005_UNEP_Benin 03 May 2019
Gender assessment SAP005_UNEP_Benin 03 May 2019
Approved funding proposal SAP005 - UNEP - Benin 11 Apr 2019
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Ms. Ermira Fida Tel: +254 20 7623113 Ms. Hemini Vrontamitis Tel: +254 20 7623795
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