Grant to UNDP for climate resilience of Malawi (2019)

Project: Strenghening the climate resilience of vulnerable communities in Malawi

Beneficiary : UNDP

Duration: 2019 - 2022

Budget: 2.500.000 euro

The general objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of district councils to respond to climate change in the districts of Mzimba and Kusunga.

The project works on three specific objectives:

  • improving the capacity of district councils to integrate climate adaptation into the district development plans;
  • developing an integrated protection of water extraction areas;
  • reducing the exposure of communities to climate-related risks and improving the climate adaptation capacity of vulnerable households.

The project therefore combines administrative strength (district level) with concrete adaptation measures at local level (crop and income diversification, protection of river basins, irrigation, irrigation, early warning systems, ...).