Global Climate Change Alliance

The GCCA+ aims at consolidating results and positive experiences of the previous GCCA project Support to The Gambia for integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and the mainstreaming of climate change 2013-2016. Project Objectives: 1) to support implementation of recommendations set out in the ICZM Management and Strategic Plans (Jan 2016) and the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) implementation plan for the Gambia (April 2016) and 2) to enhance institutional governance enabling planning and implementation of improved climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation measures in the Coastal and Marine Zones of the Gambia. Priority Areas: The project complies with the key GCCA+ priorities and is justified by the following criteria: 1. Natural hazards: Support implementation of the Gambia National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) by providing scientific information for sound planning capacity on how to introduce climate-resilient infrastructure on the coast to address hazards such as flooding, storms and sea level rise; 2. Exposure: Introduce new technical and management planning tools to build resilience vis a vis climate change impacts on coastal natural resources, communities' livelihoods and assets; 3. Vulnerability: Determine (through new enforceable plans and interventions) the socio-economic and environmental factors influencing climate vulnerability through negative ecosystem feedbacks; 4. Capacity: Through improved ICZM governance, tertiary education and community engagement, build The Gambia resilience to climate change. Project Components: The project has three (3) technical components including: Component 1. Institutionalization of ICZM approach and related climate change adaptation (in selected governorates), Component 2. Knowledge management through data collection and analysis; through downscaled climate modelling; to inform climate resilient development; and Component 3. Implementation of small scale (as well as up-scaled, when appropriate) climate change adaptation into ICZM. Technical Outpup: Output 1: Institutionalization of ICZM approach and related climate change adaptation Output 2: Knowledge management through data collection and analysis; to inform climate resilient development; and Output 3: Implementation of small scale climate change adaptation into ICZM Project Scope: The project covers the marine zones of The Gambia including NBR, LRR, WCR and the GBA. Implementing Partner Institutions: NEA, NAOSU and DWR with AGRER provoding Technical Assistance(TA) in the management and execution of this project Stakeholders: National institutions that should be involved in the programme include: (i) Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA), in particular the National Authorising Office (NAO), (ii) Ministry of Forestry, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, (iii) National Environment Agency (NEA), (iv) Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Agriculture, (v) Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, (vi) Department of Water Resources, (vii) Ministry of Women's Affairs, the Women's Bureau, (viii) Department of Physical Planning, (ix) The Gambian Tourism Board and (x) The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). In addition, stakeholders for GCCA+ at the local level include local actors such as local governments, local communities, community-based organization's, women's civil society organizations and women's farmer groups, village women's committees.
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Project title: Global Climate Change Alliance