Programme for the support of the National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Mali

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 20, 2016 to August 23, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  2. 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  3. 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Project ID: 4919

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Cross-sectoral climate resilient livelihoods
  • Fostering Food Security and resilient agricultural systems


  • Human altered areas


  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Direct support / Service Delivery
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Capacity building
  • Technology innovation
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Improved soil and water management techniques
  • Institutional framework
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • Climate resilience for FAC system (TP 6)
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)

Social inclusion

  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Livelihoods for women
  • Women's cooperatives and groups

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  • 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


Mali has always been exposed to climate hazards. The project intervention areas are found in the Kayes, Koulikoro, and Sikasso Regions, and major climate events that disrupt economic activities in these regions are several fold. Erratic rainfall in the regions includes irregular timing of rains that affects planting dates, irregular length of the rainy season, and irregular distribution of rainfall across space. In addition, the regions see increases in floods as well as increases in evaporation and the drying up of wetlands and other water bodies due to high temperatures. Finally, land degradation and hydric erosion is prevalent, and arable farmland is becoming increasingly limited due to deforestation and desertification.Given the nature of climate hazards and vulnerabilities in the regions, the present project is designed to strengthen the livelihoods of women's groups and farmers in ten vulnerable communes in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro, and Sikasso in Mali to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.The project is developed to encompass two major components: i) improve access to water management systems that are resilient to climate change for vulnerable communities, including women farmers, to support subsistence activities; and ii) invest in innovative climate-resilient approaches and technologies for women farmers and other farmers to enhance and secure the production of local livelihood systems from climate impacts.


Enhance women, producer group"s adaptive capacities to secure livelihoods production from climate impacts and increase socio-economic resilience in Malian vulnerable communes (Kayes, Koulikoro and Sikasso).

USD $5,095,222

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