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Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

The project strengthens the capacities of displaced and vulnerable populations to adapt to climate change in Burundi, Sudan and Chad. Country-specific studies assess the mainstreaming of environmental protection and climate change in humanitarian operations. In Burundi and Sudan a “no regrets” strategy is being applied to improve the adaptability of households and communities in existing humanitarian programmes. The aim is 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 being improved. Technical assistance and knowledge transfer are enhancing the capacities of governments and their partners to manage environmental and climate risks.

Project data

Burundi, Chad, Sudan

Implementing organisation:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU),United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

BMU grant:
3.499.522,00 €

09/2018  till  04/2021

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