Burundi National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)


National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the social and economic costs of climate change.

For Burundi the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) identified the following Climate Related Hazards:

  • Flooding (flash)
  • Changes in river morphology
  • Loss of water bodies
  • Drought and low flows
  • Intense rainfall

Project Details

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion
  • Flooding
  • Increased disease and/or other health problems
  • Infrastructure damage
  • Food security
  • Loss of forest area or production
  • Energy
  • Water pollution
  • Displacement of people
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Loss of land or degradation
Signature Programmes: 
Climate-Related Hazards Addressed: 
Level of Intervention: 
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Through improved capacity building and project identification, government agencies and other actors will increase their abilities to insulate at risk urban and rural populations from the adverse effects of climate change.
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
Government of Burundi
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Project Status: 
Financing Amount: 
Co-Financing Total: 

Key Results and Outputs

Priority Adaptation Projects:

  1. Rehabilitation of degraded areas
  2. Improvement of seasonal early warning climate forecasts
  3. Safeguarding the most vulnerable natural environments
  4. Rainwater valorisation
  5. Erosion control in the area of Mumirwa
  6. Protection of the buffer zones in Lake Tanganyika floodplain & around the lakes of Bugesera
  7. Popularisation of short cycle and/or drought resistant food crops
  8. Zero-grazing cattle breeding
  9. Capacity building to promote energy/wood-saving techniques
  10. Stabilisation of river dynamics of river courses in Mumirwa & Imbo
  11. Education on climate change adaptation
  12. Promotion of hydro-power micro-stations



Daniar Ibragimov
Country Officer
Omurbek Elemanov
Project Coordinator