Cambodia 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 economic and social costs of climate change.

The Climate Related Hazards identified in Cambodia's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

  • Flooding (flash)
  • Salt water intrusion
  • Coastal zone inundation
  • Drought and low flows
  • Windstorms
  • Storm surge

Project details

Climate Related Hazards:

  • Flooding (flash)
  • Salt water intrusion
  • Coastal zone inundation
  • Drought and low flows
  • Windstorms
  • Storm surge

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts:

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion
  • Increased disease and/or other health problems
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 and partnering organizations: 
Government of Cambodia
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Project status: 
Financing amount: 
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Key results and outputs

Priority Adaptation Projects:

  1. Rehabilitation of a multiple-use reservoir in Takeo Province
  2. Rehabilitation of a multiple-use dams in Takeo & Kampong Speu Provinces
  3. Community & household water supply in coastal provinces
  4. Development and rehabilitation of flood protection dikes
  5. Rehabilitation of Upper Mekong & Provincial waterways
  6. Rehabilitation of multiple-use canals Banteay Meas District, Kampot Province
  7. Vegetation planting for flood & windstorm protection
  8. Strengthening of community disaster preparedness & response capacity
  9. Water gates & water culverts construction
  10. Safe water supply for rural communities
  11. Development & improvement of small-scale aquaculture ponds
  12. Promotion of household integrated farming
  13. Rehabilitation of coastal protection infrastructure
  14. Development & improvement of community irrigation systems
  15. Community mangrove restoration & sustainable use of natural resources
  16. Community-based agriculture soil conservation in Srea Ambel District, Koh Kong Province
  17. Production of biopesticides
  18. Development of healthcare centres & posts
  19. Provision of safe water in high risk malaria regions
  20. Malaria education & mosquito habitat clearance campaigns
Expected Outputs:

The main objective of the NAPA is to identify priority activities and urgent actions needed by a Least Developed Country (LDC) to expand the current coping range and enhance resilience in a way that would promote the capacity to adapt to current climate variability and extremes, and consequently to future climate change.


Reports and publications


Gernot Laganda
Regional Technical Advisor
Reynold Murray
Country Officer
Edmund Jackson
Project Coordinator