Resilience of Muandas communities from coastal erosion, Democratic Republic of Congo

Lead country

Dem. Rep. of the Congo

Participating countries

Dem. Rep. of the Congo

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 11, 2015 to June 15, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 9.b Support development, research, innovation in developing countries
  2. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  3. 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards

Project ID: 4965

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Climate information and early warning systems (CI & EWS)
  • Mainstreaming integrated policy and planning for climate-resilient & sustainable development


  • Marine


  • Coasts

Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Policy advice


  • Capacity building
  • Law regulation
  • Mitigation adaptation


  • Awareness raising
  • Technical capacity building
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Flood prevention/Early Warning

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Women farmers
  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 9.b Support development, research, innovation in developing countries
  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic


About this project


According to the report of the second national communication on climate change (2010) , the Democratic Republic of Congo's coastal zone, with a coastline of about 40km, is facing coastal erosion due to a combined effect of topography, sandy nature of soil and ocean dynamics (height and direction of the swell, tide height, current velocity, storms etc.). The different national reports on coastal vulnerability (NAPA, SNC and Programme on Coastal Erosion) clearly indicate that land, biodiversity socio-economic infrastructure and community livelihood will be seriously affected by coastal erosion. With the rate of shoreline retreat that is likely, it is expected that the road between Banana-Muanda will be completely lost between 2050 and 2100. The proportion of lands lost to encroaching sea will double (200 m around Nsiamfumu and 100 m between Muanda city and Banana). In total, DRC can expect to see the reach of its coastal zone reduced from 50-100 m by 2100. LDCF resources will be used specifically for the complementary costs of strengthening national and local adaptive capacity, while improving the resilience of Muanda communities and implementing as soon as possible a set of adaptation emergency drivers and an early warning system to meet the urgent threats posed by coastal erosion on coastal populations and economies. Barriers to achieve this goal are: i) lack of operational risk management system; ii) weak institutional and technical capacity to generate real-time weather information for the management of an early warning system; iii) limited financial capacity to protect local communities and coastal infrastructure of climate risk and disaster.This project will help increase the capacity of local communities to cope with climate risks in coastal areas and their awareness of the vulnerability of coastal zones in the context of climate change in the DRC. Through a participatory and systemic approach, the project will revolve around the integration of information on climate risks in the relevant planning policies and investment in the protection and surveillance of the coastal zone against climate risks. The expected results include:•Strengthening the capacity of climate risk management authorities of central and provincial government and all stakeholders to integrate climate information in policy and investment planning;•Measures of urgent and immediate adaptation are implemented in favour of the most vulnerable coastal communities to reduce the simultaneous effects of several climatic risks while developing capacities weather forecasting and climate monitoring, including the establishment of an Early Warning System (EWS)


Enhance climate resilience of Muanda communities (Bas Congo Province) through the establishment of relevant climate risk information for planning and budgeting, and the piloting of coastal protection measures, Democratic Republic of Congo.

USD $5,455,000

Grant amount

USD $11,500,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Least Developed Countries Fund ($5,455,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Dem. Rep. of the Congo

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Resilience of Muandas communities from coastal erosion, Democratic Republic of Congo