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Government of Sudan, Green Climate Fund, UNDP approve climate-resilient water and food security funding

The project will support around 1.2 million people from subsistence farming and nomadic pastoralist communities across nine states, with an additional 2.5 million people set to benefit indirectly

Sudan farming PixabayThe project will improve health, food and water security. (Image source: alohamalakhov/Pixabay)

The Green Climate Fund approved US$25.6 mn in new funding for a climate resilience project in Sudan to promote agriculture, health as well as food and water security. 

“With Green Climate Fund financing and support from UNDP, the Sudanese Government is working to build resilient economies and livelihoods. This will help us minimise the impact of COVID-19, and put our people and planet first,” Sudan’s Prime Minister, Dr Abdalla Hamdok said.

Crop failures, the death of livestock, drought and other climate-related impacts are affecting the lives and livelihoods of people and reducing the capacity of communities and authorities to deal with other interconnected risks, such as COVID-19 and conflict.

Led by Sudan’s Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the five-year project will provide training and equipment, rehabilitate land for sustainable use, introduce new climate-resilient practices, and construct infrastructure to improve access to clean water.

“This project will improve health, food and water security for 3.7 million people in Sudan, safeguarding them against the worsening, life-threatening impacts of a changing climate, while building resilience and infrastructure for the vital agriculture sector”, said UNDP Resident Representative, Selva Ramachandran.

“At the same time, together we will ensure institutional and community capacity is improved, vulnerable groups like women and youth receive targeted support, and Sudan’s natural resources are protected.”

“We are proud to launch this project, supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. Importantly, it is a country and community-led initiative: the people and areas receiving support, and the needs being addressed, were identified after a comprehensive consultation process involving Federal and State authorities, communities, NGOs, the private sector, research institutions and relevant unions,” professor Rashid Hassan, secretary general of the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, said.

Approximately 211,000 households will benefit from the project through enhanced food production, the introduction of climate-resilient seeds, training on the use and management of water resources as well as the introduction of women’s farms and home gardens.


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