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Reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience of coastal communities in the Saloum Islands (Dionewar)

Sénégal

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 : Reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience of coastal communities in the Saloum Islands (Dionewar)

Country : Senegal

Date approbation : 07/05/2017
Identification : SEN/NIE/Coastal/2015/1

Contexte
Climate change and climate variability are impeding development efforts on Dionewar Island on the west coast of Senegal. Under the combined effects of climate change and human activities, over 38% of the mangrove swamp in the Saloum estuary has disappeared according to the estimates. This degradation has led to significant ecological and economic losses. One of the main consequences is the opening of a breach along the Sangomar Arrow (a sand spit), which threatens the existence of several human settlements and has contributed to the degradation of the mangroves due to increased salinity. The village of Dionewar is among those most affected.

Objectives
The specific objectives are to : * Improve the resilience of the productive sectors such as fishing, oyster farming and forestry to natural hazards. * Reduce the vulnerability of populations and natural habitats to hazards through the establishment of structures to better regulate flooding and fight against land salinization. * Enhance Communal Development Planning through integration of climate change, setting up local conventions and documenting lessons learned.

Présentation
This project aims to address the threats posed by the dual effects of climate change and marine coastal erosion on the village of Dionewar. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Dionewar to flooding. The resilience of natural habitats and populations will be enhanced through the implementation of protective measures, revival of the main productive sectors and promotion of local adaptation strategies to cope with the adverse effects of climate change.

Implementing Entity : Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE)
Executing Entity : Comité National pour l’Alphabétisation et la Formation (CONAF), Agence Nationale pour l’Aquaculture (ANA)

Financement  : US$ 1,351,000

Adaptation Fund

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