Madagascar: Enhancing the Adaptation Capacities and Resilience to Climate Change in Rural Communities in Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy, and Atsimo Andrefana

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 22, 2016 to June 22, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  2. 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management
  3. 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures

Project ID: 5228

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Climate information and early warning systems (CI & EWS)
  • Climate resilient integrated water resource and coastal management



Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Innovative approaches


  • Capacity building
  • Monitor inventory
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)

Social inclusion


Gender equality

  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  • 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management
  • 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs

Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


In Madagascar, the economic sectors most affected by the harmful effects of climate change are agriculture, livestock, forestry, water resources, fishing and health. To enjoy sustainable livelihoods in a context of climate change, the local populations of the Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana regions must find a way to strengthen their adaptation and resilience capacities, which is the goal set by the proposed project. To this end, several barriers must be overcome, such as anthropic pressure on natural resources, the lack of financial and technical capacities, the difficult access to credit and inputs, the lack of water and sanitation infrastructures, the lack of agro-meteorological and climate information to inform climate change adaptation decision processes, the lack of awareness regarding climate change impacts and potential adaptation options on the part of decision-makers and the lack of coordination for adaptation interventions among sectors.This project serves to address these various obstacles by achieving three main outcomes. The first outcome aims to increase the awareness and strengthen the capacities of decision-makers, technicians and vulnerable communities in terms of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). This awareness raising support will contributed to build a solid political framework, including CCA aspects, and to build a critical technical capacity upon which the implementation of other project components can be based. This first outcome will enable setting up the institutional, structural and technical foundations needed to disseminate and appropriate adaptation measures and technologies. The second outcome aims to ensure the collection and production of reliable climate and meteorological information. Disseminating this information in a manner that meets the needs of end users will foster informed decision-making in regards to climate and meteorological conditions. Finally, the third outcome aims to transfer adaptation measures, options and technologies to vulnerable communities in the selected regions using a participatory approach, building on the strengthened capacities achieved through the first component, and the agro-meteorological information and forecasts produced through the second component.


Strengthen the capacities of vulnerable communities in the Androy, Anosy, Atsinanana, Analamanga and Atsimo-Andrefana regions so they can manage the additional risks which climate change and climate variability pose on their livelihoods.

USD $6,027,397

Grant amount

USD $61,511,670

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Least Developed Countries Fund ($6,027,397)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Madagascar

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