Programme for the support of the National Adaptation Strategy to climate change in Mali - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Programme for the support of the National Adaptation Strategy to climate change in Mali

As of: August 2021

Mali is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It is very likely that temperatures will rise sharply, while precipitation becomes less reliable and water availability is generally reduced. This has repercussions for important sectors of the economy such as agriculture and forestry, animal husbandry, energy and healthcare. At the same time, the country lacks data and resources to implement its National Climate Change Action Plan (PANC). The project, which is run jointly by GIZ and UNDP, is helping key decision-makers to incorporate climate change aspects into development strategies, so that these aspects can be accounted for in planning instruments for the most vulnerable sectors. The project is also implementing innovative, gender-sensitive measures for adaptation in the regions of Koulikoro and Ségou: these include water conservation, agro-pastoral practices and sustainable forest management.
Joint project
Mali - Pilot Programme for an integrative adaptation strategy

State of implementation/results

  • With support from the project, Mali submitted its INDC in 2015
  • As one the first countries, Mali joined the NDC-Partnership – initiated by the Government of Morocco and Germany – in 2016
  • The process of national adaptation planning (NAP) started in 2016
  • An action plan for the implementation of the NAP was passed
  • At the end of 2018, Mali's Council of Ministers issued several decrees to implement mandatory environmental auditing
  • More than 100 private sector representatives were sensitized on the topics of climate change and adaptation to climate change
  • In 20 communities, concrete adaptation measures are being implemented
  • Side-event on the results of the project and the implementation of the NDCs in Mali at COP 24. During this side-event, the NDC-Partnership Plan of Mali was officially launched.
  • In 2019 the first training event of the GIZ academy for training (Akademie für Internationale Zusammenarbeit -AIZ), organized by the project for francophone West Africa, took place in Mali with a training on NDC implementation, climate governance and climate finance
  • On 27 September 2019, the project organized the first Fridays forFuture event in Mali at the congress centre of Bamako with the implication of the Ministry for Environment (Ministre pour l’Environnement, l’Assainissement et le Développement Durable MEADD), the Ministry for Youth and the Establishment of Citizenship (Ministre de la Jeunesse et de la Construction Citoyenne MJCC) and the German and EU Embassy.
  • The project has contributed to a national Workshop on climate finance on 25 - 27 February 2020 where the Malian government has aligned its needs on climate finance with the priorities of the donors.
  • The project has contributed to the national Workshop on the implementation of the roadmap for the elaboration of the second NDC on 16 March 2020
  • The project has finalized the work on the political guide for implementing climate change into sectorial politics on 20 February 2020 with the adoption of this guide in a Workshop on national level
  • The 5th Steering Committee of the project took place on 3rd February 2021. It was opened by a televised ceremony with the new Minister for Environment showing her interest in the project
  • On 9 March, the project organised with wide public attention a workshop on “Strengthening women's networks' knowledge and capacity to advocate against the adverse effects of climate change” for the awareness-raising on this topic.
  • Media coverage on the project:

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development - Mali

Implementing partner(s):
  • Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD) - Mali

BMU grant:
6.006.000,00 €

07/2014  till  08/2021



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