The Adaptation Fund-financed "Productive Landscape Resilient to Climate Change and Strengthened Socioeconomic Networks in Guatemala" supported groups of organized women producing cacao to improve the quality and profitability of artisanal chocolate, promoting the recovery of cocoa plantations.
UNDP supports the advancement of climate-resilient livelihoods for vulnerable communities, including resilient agricultural value chains. A failure to adopt climate-resilient measures to support sustainable livelihoods is likely to jeopardize food and income security, and lead to the loss of assets and increasing impoverishment. The main areas of UNDP’s work include support to entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with a special emphasis on women entrepreneurs, development of public goods to build market resilience, and promoting income diversification and improved productivity. This work supports global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goals for ending hunger and poverty, promoting decent work and economic growth, and supporting responsible consumption and production practices.
In Viet Nam, smallholder farmers are turning to beekeeping and other alternative livelihoods for climate-resilient income in an initiative backed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UNDP.
Alternative livelihoods are helping women in Ghana to become agents of change and build climate resilience through this Adaptation Fund-financed project.
Booklet on ice stupas | GLOF-II Pakistan
Amid the climate crisis, nature-based indigenous solutions such as ice stupas ensure evidence-based and transformative changes to build the climate resilience of these mountain ecosystems.
Project interventions booklet | GLOF-II Pakistan
Booklet outlining project's targets and interventions in Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Handbook for disaster risk management | GLOF-II Pakistan | October 2022
A handbook for training government officials in disaster risk management, including key concepts and terms, case studies, an overview of global policies and frameworks for DRR and in the domestic context, a checklist of roles of district line departments in disaster management and more.
Booklet on glacier grafting | GLOF-II Pakistan | 2022
As the globe warms up due to the impact of climate change, the glaciers of Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan are beginning to melt at an increasingly fast pace, resulting in catastrophic disasters like glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). In response to the melting glaciers, an indigenous practice of glacier grafting has been preserved by the people of Baltistan known as ‘Gang Khswa’ in their native language, meaning to ‘nurture with deep affection’.
Valley maps | "GLOF-II" Pakistan
Map showing locations of the GLOF-II project in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Combating climate change using climate-adaptive livelihoods: A story from MOYNA, a women's livelihood group in Bangladesh
'Moyna' consists of 25 women beneficiaries from Kocha village in Dacope upazila, Khulna. Most group members are uneducated and belong to extremely poor families. After receiving training under the GCF-funded project 'Enhancing Adaptive Capacities of Coastal Communities, especially Women, to Cope with Climate Change-Induced Salinity in Bangladesh' (known locally as the Gender-responsive Coastal Adaptation, or GCA project), 'Moyna' has been cultivating climate-resilient sesame. The members are now educating their family and friends about the advantages of the crop.
Building climate resilience of vulnerable agricultural livelihoods in southern Zimbabwe
The objective ot the proposed project is to strengthen resilience or agricultural livelihoods of vulnerable communities, particularly women, in southern ambaowe in the face of uncreasing camale tasss and umpacts. The project presents strong complementarity with the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) investments, especially in value-chain and market development. There is huge potential for synergies between resilience building activities funded by current donor contributions (EU, DID & Sida), as well as any future contributions to the Fund.
'Enforcement training on Nonouti ‘Tania ni Maiu’ bylaw' November 2022
A team of three government officers - from the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Attorney General’s office - travelled to Nonouti Island to conduct an enforcement training on the recent approved Nonouti ‘Tania ni Maiu’ bylaw, an important tool for the island council that will enhance and support safeguarding of Nonouti food security through setting of obligations for people on protecting and conserving of their marine resources, land resources and others.
'Maiana Island celebrates World Food Day and hosts LDCF1 project closure workshop' November 2022
17 November 2022 – A team comprised of staff from the departments of Agriculture and Livestock (ALD) and Environment and Conservation (ECD) from the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Agriculture Development (MELAD), Coastal Fisheries (CFD) from Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD), Local Government Division from Ministry of Internal Affairs with the company of Office of Attorney General (OAGs), Kiribati Meteorological Services (KMS) from Office of Te Beretetitenti, the Internal Trade and Business along with Tourism (TAK) from the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce,
'Nonouti Island Community-Based Tourism (CBT) development progressing' October 2022
The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) in collaboration with the Business Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) continued its community-based tourism programme on Nonouti Island from 14 – 31 October 2022. Through this mission, the team worked with participating communities to develop their community-based tourism business plans. This included consultation with participating communities on business name ideas, package and pricing and other necessary information required for the business plan completion.
'Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives strengthens income generation for food security through LDCF1 project' November 2022
On September 24, a team from the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) departed Tarawa for Abemama island. The mission lasted for 21 days with the purpose to undertake training, consultation, and awareness to strengthen business initiatives through increasing trade from local products and value-added products from in-land and marine resources to enhance food security under the impacts of climate change.
The AFCIA is a multi-partner programme launched in November 2020 with an initial US$10 million grant from the Adaptation Fund. The programme supports local entrepreneurs in developing countries to grow their innovative resilience-building solutions into viable business models that attract commercial financing. In December 2020, the European Union contributed an additional €10 million to the UNDP grant funding window.
Launched by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 2021, AIM is a strategic platform that promotes scaled-up adaptation at the local level, focusing on civil society, non-government organizations, and women and youth innovators. The AIM partners include the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, the Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change, the Global Resilience Partnership, the Climate-Knowledge Innovation Community, and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).