Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.

Since 1991, GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and countries with economies in transition, providing $12.5 billion in grants and leveraging $58 billion in co-financing for over 3,690 projects in over 165 countries. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has also made more than 16,030 small grants directly to civil society and community based organizations, totaling $653.2 million.   

The GEF also serves as financial mechanism for the following conventions:
The Gambia agriculture

Strengthening of The Gambia's Climate Change Early Warning System

This project built climate forecasting systems across Gambia and supported the transition of Gambia's National Meteorological Services (NMS) towards becoming financially sustainable.

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Farming in Rwanda

Rwanda: Early Warning Climate Forecasting

This project built an early warning climate system to help farmers prepare in advance for extreme weather in Rwanda.

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Comoros

Comoros - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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Tanzania

Tanzania: Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Two projects were implemented to address adaptation needs in Dar-es-Salaam and the following coastal districts: Pangani, Rufiji, Bagamoyo, and Zanzibar.

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Djibouti

Djibouti - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project piloted approaches for rehabilitating degraded watersheds and wadi shores to reduce seawater intrusion and floods in Djibouti.

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Global exposure and vulnerability

This paper aims to support understanding of the interplay between multiple climate change risks and socioeconomic development through investigating exposure to multi-sector climate impacts.

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