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Science-based support for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in francophone Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of sub-Saharan Africa

As of: August 2018

Objective and activities

The process of formulating NAPs was initiated in 2010. The goal of NAPs processes is to systematically integrate climate change adaptation measures into development planning. The regional project seeks to increase capacity for science-based and results-oriented implementation of NAP processes across four main fields of activity: 1) Strengthening governments’ coordination capacities for shaping and implementing NAP processes; 2) Consolidating necessary scientific information; 3) Improving access to funding for the priorities identified under the NAP process; and 4) Establishing a regional francophone exchange platform and feeding the project results into the international climate debate. Target groups of the project are the ministries responsible for the NAP processes. Others include ministries as well as meteorological institutes and universities. Traditional knowledge of indigenious people will also be integrated into the NAP processes.

State of implementation/results

  • In Benin, the launch workshop was held on 9 und 10 March 2017 in in Grand-Popo.
  • In Senegal, the launch workshop was held on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Dakar.
  • Three sectors have been identified for the planned vulnerability studies: agriculture, food security and water resources
  • A concept for the development of the vulnerability studies is avaiable which includes the formation of three research groups.

Project data

Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry for Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Senegal, Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Burkina Faso, Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development (MCVDD) - Benin
  • Climate Analytics,Ministry for Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Senegal,Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development (MCVDD) - Benin

BMU grant:
€ 5,636,237

03/2016 till 08/2019


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