Gambia is developing a strategic program for climate resilience under the PPCR to support national efforts to integrate climate change into policy planning and action, build resilience in coastal zones, and climate proof vital infrastructure.
Source: World Bank
According to Olagoke Oladapo of the African Development Bank, “Protecting the country’s coastal zone and advancing climate-smart agriculture opportunities are vital to its economic, social, and environmental well-being. With the SPCR being coordinated by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of
Finance and a full program to engage stakeholders across the spectrum, including the rural people most affected by the increasing climate impacts, we believe that The Gambia will create a powerful bulwark for its successful future.”
One of Africa’s most densely populated countries, in spite of its small size
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.