Description: 

A climate information systems project that will seek to mitigate the impacts of climate change in Niger through capacity building and enhancing current forecasting systems.

Background:

Over the past forty years, Niger has experienced seven episodes of drought, the impact of which has been devastating on the country’s agro-pastoral production, food security, and overall development. Without sustained climate change adaptation measures, the rural communities throughout the country will continue to be threatened. In line with Niger’s vision for climate resilience, the Project for the Improvement of Climate Forecasting Systems and Operationalization of Early Warning Systems (PDIPC) was approved in 2012 with a CIF allocation of $13 million. This project is one of four priority projects prepared with the assistance of the World Bank, AfDB, and IFC. The project, anticipated to be complete by 2017, will cost an estimated $13.8 million, and will enable climate resilient growth and poverty reduction through sustainable land and water management.

Objectives and Outputs:

The main objective of PDIPC is to integrate climate-resilient water and land management programs into the structures of local and national government planning to improve the quality and accessibility of climate information. PDIPC will cover all 235 districts in Niger’s eight regions. The expected outputs are: (i) development of climate information and products, (ii) institutional capacity building for mainstreaming climate products in development, (iii) preparation of an agro-pastoral vulnerability map for district councils, and (iv) upgrading the early warning system to a multi hazard system.

Direct beneficiaries of the project include CNEDD, 235 district councils, smallholder farmers, and Niger’s 18 million citizens. Through PDIPC’s climate information sharing, 150,000 producers across the country will benefit, as well as Niger’s three other priority projects PDIPC complements. The project is currently in early stages implementation by the AfDB, and is expected to be complete by 2017. At project completion, an early warning system and network for weather and climate observation will be established, as well as strengthened food security and climate resilience. CIF is expected to leverage an estimated $900,000 in co-financing.

PDIPC complements. The project is currently in early stages implementation by the AfDB, and is expected to be complete by 2017. At project completion, an early warning system and network for weather and climate observation will be established, as well as strengthened food security and climate resilience. CIF is expected to leverage an estimated $900,000 in co-financing.

This project summary is drawn from draft project proposals [such as the PAD, PID, SAR, and country investment plan] and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

Project Details
Project Document | Proposed Decision
Approved on May 18, 2012 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 13.0 million (grant funding)
USD 342,000 (MPIS)

Comments and Responses: 
United Kingdom (May 21, 2012)
Germany (May 22, 2012)

AfDB Response to Germany (August 15, 2012)