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Reducing Vulnerability from Climate Change in the Foothills, Lowlands and the Lower Senqu River Basin

Lesotho

Titre : Reducing Vulnerability from Climate Change in the Foothills, Lowlands and the Lower Senqu River Basin

Pays : Lesotho

Focal Area : Climate Change

Approuvé le : 2013-05-31

Organisme d’exécution : Ministries of Forestry and Land Reclamation ; Gender and Youth

GEF Agency : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Description
The proposed project would seek to mainstream climate risk considerations into Lesotho’s ambitious Land Rehabilitation Programme, with the aim of enhancing the resilience of key natural assets and rural livelihoods. The project is structured around two broad components, namely (i) providing knowledge, skills, institutional capacity building and targeted cash-for-work investments to enable the Land Rehabilitation Programme to fully factor in the effects of climate change ; and (ii) mainstreaming climate change adaptation into local and regional development planning and finance. More than two thirds of the proposed LDCF grant would be allocated towards cash-for-work investments carried out at the landscape and farm level over more than 100,000ha.
The proposed project would contribute towards Lesotho’s NAPA priority on promoting sustainable crop-based livelihoods in Foothills, Lowlands and the Senqu River Valley. In addition, the project is aligned with Lesotho’s Vision 2020 and Poverty Reduction Strategy, and it will contribute towards the development of the 2012-16 National Sustainable Development Plan.
The LDCF grant ($8.398 million, excluding Agency fee) would build on (i) the Land Rehabilitation Programme (LRP) led by the Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation ; (ii) the development of rangeland and wetland strategies by the departments of Rangelands Management and Water Affairs ; (iii) the implementation of the National Sustainable Development Plan, with total indicative co-financing amounting to $26 million. Covering more than 60 per cent of Lesotho’s surface and engaging nearly 400,000 workers, LRP offers a unique vehicle for sustaining and scaling up technologies and practices for climate-resilient crop and livestock management, and sustainable land and water resources management.
Among several innovative aspects and as a basis for incorporating climate change considerations across LRP investments and, ultimately, the National Sustainable Development Plan, the proposed project would introduce a cutting-edge hydro-meteorological and agro-ecological information and decision support system, providing a unique knowledge base for adaptation at the national level.

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 8,398,170 USD
Cofinancing Total : 26,000,000 USD
Project Cost : 34,398,200 USD

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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