Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable coastal areas and communities to climate change in Guinea Bissau

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From May 3, 2019 to May 3, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  2. 5.c Adopt, strengthen gender equality policies and legislation
  3. 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures

Project ID: 4978

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Climate resilient integrated water resource & coastal area management
  • Cross-sectoral climate resilient livelihoods


  • Marine


  • Coasts

Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

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


  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy
  • Law regulation


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Fiscal planning
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation

Social inclusion

  • Women

Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 5.c Adopt, strengthen gender equality policies and legislation
  • 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Poverty reduction
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

The objective of this LDCF-financed project is: To strengthen the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate risks in Guinea-Bissau. The Project has three main components, each with a corresponding outcome formulated: •Support the establishment of an enabling political, institutional and administrative environment for advancing the management of the climate risk in the coastal zone;•Finance additional investments in hard and soft coastal protection measures to help maintain critical economic and natural infrastructure in the face of sea level rise and coastal degradation. Those will include interventions in the agricultural and fisheries sectors, as well as relating to nature protection and ecosystem restoration, for which the project will build on achievements from baseline interventions and work in close collaboration with co-financed ones; and •Contribute to strengthening the climatic resilience by having livelihood options for the coastal communities with the special emphasis to most vulnerable groups such as women and youth

USD $12,300,000

Grant amount

USD $58,629,172

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Least Developed Countries Fund ($12,300,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Guinea-Bissau

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