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2012

Strengthening Livelihood Resilience & Managing Disaster Risks for Afghan communities communities (Panjshir, Balkh, Uruzgan and Herat Provinces)

Afghanistan

Titre : Strengthening Livelihood Resilience & Managing Disaster Risks for Afghan communities communities (Panjshir, Balkh, Uruzgan and Herat Provinces)

Country : Afghanistan

Climate-Related Hazards Addressed : Drought/Water Scarcity

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations : Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) ; ICIMOD ; UNDP ; GEF

Context _In the long-term, strengthening the resilience of Afghan communities to climate change will require a step change in current practices. To begin with, a greater level of awareness and a more robust knowledge base of climate change impacts are required. Policy and planning must fully incorporate climate risks, particularly in the District Development Plans and Community Development Plans. Restoring the depleted natural resource base and managing it in a more sustainable manner is a fundamental component of building resilience. Moving beyond subsistence agriculture to food and income security, along with a shift toward more diverse and less vulnerable livelihoods, is also essential. Finally, large-scale investments in climate resilient infrastructure such as storage reservoirs and more efficient irrigation systems are another important pre-condition.

Project
The project will deliver tangible socio-economic benefits by investing in and restoring ecological infrastructure such as rangelands. Rangelands are vital to the Afghan economy since they support livestock production and related industries and provide natural products such as fruits and nuts. With the enhanced resilience of ecosystems, climate change induced changes and extreme events are likely to be more gradual and less severe than under a ‘business as usual’ scenario. This will help reduce livelihood losses from severe climate events. Finally, investments in small-scale rural infrastructure such as water management and irrigation will contribute to higher food security and poverty reduction for those currently operating on rain fed land.

Primary Beneficiaries : Rural communities in Panjshir, Balkh, Uruzgan and Herat Provinces

Funding Source :Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
Financing Amount : 9,000,000.00 (Indicative Grant Amount total November 2012)
Co-Financing Total : 30,500,000.00 (Indicative co-financing total November 2012)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (UNDP)

Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) UNDP : As an interactive online portal for sharing adaptation knowledge with improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation, the ALM has allowed for a broader dissemination of good adaptation practices

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