Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations
As of: September 2021
The project strengthened the capacities of displaced and vulnerable populations to adapt to climate change in Burundi, Sudan and Chad. Country-specific studies assessed the mainstreaming of environmental protection and climate change in humanitarian operations. In Burundi and Sudan, a “no regrets” strategy has been applied to improve the adaptability of households and communities in existing humanitarian programmes. The aim was to facilitate the population’s access to fuels, cooking facilities and sustainable water sources, and in the case of communities, the use of renewable energy needed for health and education services is improved. Technical assistance and knowledge transfer enhanced the capacities of governments and their partners to manage environmental and climate risks.