The oasis zone in southern Morocco has 1.733 million inhabitants. Today, environmental heritage, the major wealth of the productive activities in the Moroccan oases, which has already been weakened by recurrent periods of drought, and is subject to an arid climate and irrational modes of exploitation (overfishing, overgrazing, excessive water pumping, etc.), is now further degraded.

As a result of the degrading ecosystem, the oases no longer provide sufficient means of subsistence thus the oasis populations are forced to resort to seasonal migration and have an increased dependence on the income earned from migrating. This results in the abandonment of practices adapted for the oasis zone, and leading to a loss of environmental services. The oases are currently facing the additional challenge of climate change, which may bring with it even greater constraints (water scarcity, extreme weather events).

The overall objective of project is to improve the adaptability of populations in oasis areas in the face of climate change. The specific objectives are:

  • Improve the adaptive capacities of the water sector
  • Diversify income sources and improve living conditions populations vulnerable to climate change in the targeted areas
  • Improve the ecosystem’s resilience in response to climate change and variability
  • Improve the awareness of all stakeholders though the management and sharing of knowledge
  • Strengthen the capacities of participants in the design and implementation of adaptation measures

 

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Project Component 1: Improving adaptive capacities of the water sector US$ 4,279,400
Project Component 2: Diversifying income sources and improving the living conditions of populations vulnerable to climate change in the targeted areas US$ 1,729,400
Project Component 3: Improving the ecosystems’ resilience in response to climate change and variability US$ 1,010,600
Project Component 4: Improving stakeholder awareness though the management and exchange of knowledge US$ 366,590
Project Component 5: Strengthening the capacities of participants in the design and implementation of adaptation measures US$ 480,000
Project execution cost US$ 872,950
Total project cost US$ 9,188,940
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee US$ 781,060
Grant Amount US$ 9,970,000

 

Project Documents

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Project document PDF 5 MB
PPR1 (for web) XLSX 259 KB
PPR2 (for web) XLSX 268 KB