Rural Development

Rural populations are facing significant challenges from climate change due to a combination of factors including a lack of resources, information, and institutional capacity to adapt. By combining climate change adaptation with traditional development, the vulnerability of these populations can be reduced, and their adaptive capacity improved. Projects focused on rural development typically focus on a combination of factors, such as reversing land degradation and enhancing ecosystem services, to improve a rural population’s ability to cope with climate change as well as their ability to generate income.

Rural Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Project (RICAR)

Gambia - Africa

Environmental degradation and unsustainable land-use practices are reducing the generation of ecosystem goods and services that support both agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods in The Gambia. Other sources of degradation, such as over-extraction of woodland trees, uncontrolled bushfires, and production of charcoal results in loss of

Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation for Agro-Pastoral Communities in Kongwa District

Tanzania, United Republic of - Africa

With the emerging challenges of climate change and climate variability, many socio-economic sectors in Tanzania are vulnerable to climate related risks. These include water, where there is a general drying trend of natural water springs and rivers, energy where the hydropower performances are frequently interrupted by drought events, agriculture where crops and livestock suffer the

Economic, Social and Solidarity Insertion for Resilience in the Governorate of Kairouan (IESS Adapt)

Tunisia - Africa

According to the Tunisia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC-2015), Tunisia is considered to be one of the countries most exposed to climate change in the Mediterranean. The main risks which it is likely to confront are temperature increases, reduced precipitation, rising sea levels and escalating extreme weather phenomena (torrential rains, floods and droughts). These risks

An integrated landscape approach to enhancing the climate resilience of small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Tajikistan

Tajikistan - Asia-Pacific

The Republic of Tajikistan is the most climate-vulnerable country in Central Asia. Extreme rainfall events have become more frequent and intense, the rainfall season has shortened in many parts of the country, air temperatures have risen markedly, and glacial melting is accelerating. As a result, hydrometeorological disasters such as droughts, floods, mudflows and landslides are

Increasing adaptive capacity of local communities, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed (Toachi-Pilatón watershed) with a focus on Ecosystem and Community Based Adaptation and Integrated Adaptive Watershed Management

Ecuador - Latin America & Caribbean

The proposed project general aims at strengthening the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed and develop a model of adaptation to climate change that can be replicated in similar context in the country and in the region. The specific objectives of the project are: Reduce the impact