Strengthening Liberias capability to provide climate information and services to enhance climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change

Lead country

New York - GEF

Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From October 7, 2013 to March 31, 2019

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Project ID: 4858

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

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



Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing


  • Capacity building
  • Technology innovation
  • Law regulation


  • Awareness raising
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Infrastructure building
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience, adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic


About this project


The objective of this project is to strengthen Liberia's climate-related monitoring capabilities including enhancing early warning systems and the knowledge base in order to effectively respond to and plan for climate risks and impacts. This objective will be achieved by delivering 3 integrated and complementary set of outcomes. The 1st outcome is focused on increasing the capacity of hydro-meteorological services and associated networks to monitor and predict extreme weather and climate-related hazards and climate trends. The 2nd outcome is focused on the development and effective use of tailored climate, environmental and socio-economic data to produce information to enable informed decision-making both with government and communities. The 3rd outcome will increase awareness in government, the private sector and local communities of the risks of climate change, and how to incorporate climate information when formulating development policies and strategies.


To strengthen Liberia"s climate-related monitoring capabilities, early warning systems and available information for responding to climate shocks and planning adaptation to climate change.

USD $6,830,000

Grant amount

USD $12,282,112

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Least Developed Countries Fund ($6,830,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Liberia

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