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2019

Integration of climate change adaptation measures in the concerted management of the WAP transboundary complex : ADAPT-WAP (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

Afrique de l’Ouest (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

Titre : Integration of climate change adaptation measures in the concerted management of the WAP transboundary complex : ADAPT-WAP (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

Country : Afrique de l’Ouest (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

Date approbation : 07/15/2019 Duration : 4 years Start Date:04/21/202

Contexte
The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Complex is one of Africa’s most important compositions of terrestrial transboundary ecosystems. It is considered as the largest and most important continuum of unharmed ecosystems in the West African savannah belt. Shared by Benin, Burkina and Niger, this network of protected areas consists of a number of areas with different status and protection regimes. The natural resources of the WAP Complex represent a major asset for the local populations whose livelihoods are mainly based on agriculture, livestock breeding, fishery, forest resources (wood and non-wood products), and tourism.

However, the WAP Complex is subject to multiple pressures and threats, mainly conflicts of use, poaching, overgrazing, agricultural lands expansion, transhumance, bushfires, surface water pollution, climate change and variability, unsustainable fishery and use of wood and non-wood products. Added to this, the WAP Complex is located in an agro-pastoral region characterized by high inter-annual variability exacerbated by climate change which makes it more vulnerable.

Objectives
The project specific objectives are :

Improve Strategic reference documents, i.e. development and management plans, by integrating the climate change issues. Increase the resilience of populations through an Early Warning System and providing relevant and timely information on the occurrence of extreme weather events in the WAP Complex and its adjacent areas. Improve the resilience of ecosystems (fauna and flora) and populations’ livelihoods through the development of infrastructure, (transhumance corridors, drinking troughs, and anti-flood structures…), Ensure the sustainability of adaptation measures through mobilization and sensitization of beneficiaries and partners to master the tools developed and to execute the planned activities.

Présentation
The project aims to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems and improve populations’ livelihoods within the WAP Complex in relation with the climate change issue through the establishment of a Multi-Risk Early Warning System and the implementation of concrete adaptation measures.

Implementing Entity : Sahara and Sahel Observatory
Executing Entity : Regional Management Unit (RMU) hosted by the OSS

Financement  : Grant Amount : USD 11,536,200

Adaptation Fund

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