Impact Series | Scaling up Multi-Country Adaptation
Building on successful initiatives led by UNDP and supported by the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Government of Canada is boosting climate change adaptation in six priority countries.
In Mali, Niger and Sudan, local farmers struggle with persistent droughts and unpredictable rainfall patterns; in Cambodia, seasonal floods and droughts have increased in frequency and severity; in Haiti, land degradation, deforestation and soil erosion, particularly in coastal areas, have resulted in reduced productivity; in Cabo Verde, farmers struggle to understand the changing weather events and the impacts on their crops.
Though contextually different, each of the six participating countries under the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF) are experiencing the impacts of a changing climate on food security and water availability. This has forced countries and communities to learn, predict and adapt. With the support of the Government of Canada and (previously) the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP is scaling up projects in each of these countries to build resilience while enhancing information sharing and south-south cooperation.