Climate Resilient Social Protection


Building Climate-Resilience in Agriculture and Water Sectors in Sudan

The goal of this project, "Building Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan", is to contribute to reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of Sudan's agriculture sector to climate change impacts. Following the completion of the National Program of Action (NAPA) for Sudan, the highest priority area for follow-up intervention are those that contribute towards food security under climate change.

Combating the Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security in CAR

This project is well aligned with GEF objective related to "Increase adaptive capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change, including variability, at local and national level" through the pursuit of specific project outcomes including: i) Policy, institutional and financial capacities developed and strengthened to plan for and manage climate change risks to the agricultural sector; ii) Adapted agro-pastoral options implemented in key vulnerable areas; ii) knowledge/experiences shared, capitalized and disseminated. 

Reducing vulnerability of natural resource dependent livelihoods in Boucles du Mouhoun Forest Corridor and Mare d’Oursi Wetlands Basin in Burkina Faso

With more than 70% of the population live on less than $2 per day, Burkina Faso’s economy is heavily dependent on natural resources.

Strengthening Adaptative Capacity and Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso

Due to its socio-economic, climatic and geographical reasons, Burkina Faso is particularly vulnerable to climate change.

Building Capacity for Climate-Resilient Food Production in DRC

This project, 'Building Capacity in DRC to Respond to Threats Posed by Climate Change on Food Production and Security', seeks to respond to the climate-change induced increased variability in agro-climatic conditions and its impacts on the agriculture sector in the DRC. The agriculture sector forms the basis of livelihood opportunities for the majority of the population.  Although increased rainfall is expected in most parts of the country, model predictions of rainfall distribution (temporal) is uncertain.

Combating Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Benin

For a long time, farming communities in Benin have had to develop weather and climate hazards mitigation techniques or practices so-called "endogenous" including crop diversification, irrigation, risk management disaster, etc. However, human induced climate change that has become a reality (IPCC, 2007), is posing new risks for these communities. Agricultural modernization that does not destroy the social and ecological balances yet ensures food security for the peasant mass has remained the biggest problem in Africa since the 60s.

Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health in Uzbekistan

 As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNDP, global project on public health adaptation to climate change, the "Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health in Uzbekistan" is working to pilot adaptation measures in Tashkent and Syrdarya provinces. These efforts are working to increase the adaptation capacity of health care system in the provinces to cope with climate induced diseases.

Integrating Climate Change Into the Management of Priority Health Risks in Ghana

The "Integrating Climate Change Into the Management of Priority Health Risks in Ghana" project will develop systems and response mechanisms to strengthen the integration of climate change risks into the health sector. Critical barriers will be overcome to shift the current response capacity of the health sector from being reactive towards being more anticipatory, deliberate and systematic.

Adapting to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (KACCAL) in Kenya

The rural poor are the most vulnerable to the impacts of Kenya’s current climate variability. In response this project is supporting poor and vulnerable communities in the Mwingi District of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) to enhance their adaptive capacity to drought (and flood).

Programme Support for Climate Change Adaptation in the Vulnerable Regions of Mopti and Timbuktu

The "Programme Support for Climate Change Adaptation in the Vulnerable Regions of Mopti and Timbuktu" project in Mali will work to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities and their adaptive capacity to climate change in the regions of Mopti and Timbuktu, including the Faguibine system zone.

Enhancing Adaptive Capacities of Coastal Communities, especially Women, to Cope with Climate Change-Induced Salinity in Bangladesh


Improving crop resilience and drainage systems in lowland farming areas in the Tailevu-Rewa and Serua-Namosi Province. In Fiji, PACC actions focus on food production and water management with emphasis on addressing the impacts of climate change on these islands’ crops and drainage systems.

Developing Agro-Pastoral Shade Gardens in Djibouti

Djibouti faces multiple adverse effects due to climate change, which threaten large biophysical and socio-economic impacts. A priority area of concern is that of water availability, which is the main limiting factor of agricultural productivity and livelihood security.

Economy-Wide Integration of Climate Change Adaptation and disaster risk management/reduction to Reduce Climate Vulnerability of Communities in Samoa

This project aims to enhance a more efficient integration and management of adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction into national development planning and programming and the resilience of communities’ physical assets and livelihoods across Samoa to climate change and natural disasters.

This will be accomplished through three major components:

Scaling up Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Niger

The "Scaling up Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Niger" project aims to strengthen the responsiveness and adaptive capacity of administrative and technical support services at the commune-level to enable generation of a critical mass of climate resilient communities and achieve more climate resilient economies in the Maradi Region of Niger. In terms of socio-economic benefits, the project, through the climate-resilient activities implemented, will build up financial, natural, physical and social capital of the selected communities.

Strengthening the resilience of women producer groups and vulnerable communities in Mali

The Government of Mali is currently tackling development constraints which include various agricultural and rural development initiatives focusing on stimulating rural economies, improving agricultural productivity and promoting sustainable land management. This UNDP-supported "Strengthening the resilience of women producer groups and vulnerable communities in Mali" project aims to integrate climate variability into development strategies, with a special focus on food security.

Promoting Autonomous Adaptation at the Community Level in Ethiopia

Climate change is already affecting the security of Ethiopia's sustainable development because the livelihoods of the majority of the population are sensitive to climate-related shocks, including drought and flooding. This is due, in part, to the reliance of the economy on rainfed agricultural production.