Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations
As of: July 2019
Objective and activities
This joint project, implemented by four UN agencies, aims to strengthen the capacity for climate adaptation of displaced populations and vulnerable communities in Burundi, Sudan and Chad. Country-specific reviews will assess the mainstreaming of the environment and climate change in humanitarian operations. In Burundi and Sudan, the project will adopt a “no regrets strategy” to enhance the adaptive capacities of households and communities in existing humanitarian programmes that improve access to fuels and technologies for cooking, renewable energy for community health and education services, and sustainable water sources. Technical support and knowledge transfers will increase government and partner capacity to address environmental and climate risks. Lessons learnt from Burundi and Sudan will support a potential project in Chad.
State of implementation/results
Project in implementation