Scaling-Up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan: FP018

Project Outline

This project seeks to scale up ongoing initiatives on early warning systems and small, locally-sourced infrastructure to protect communities from GLOF risks. Based on activities implemented in two districts on a trial basis that have proven to be impactful, the proposed project will expand coverage to twelve districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces and will strengthen the technical capacity of sub-national decision-makers to integrate climate change and disaster risk management into medium- and long-term development planning processes.

Country(ies) Pakistan
National Designated Authority (NDA) Ministry of Climate Change
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme: UNDP (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Ministry of Climate Change (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission July 13, 2016
Estimated Project Duration 2017-2022
Target Sector Flood Control
GCF Financing 36.960 million USD (Grant) Small
Co-financing Local Government of Gilgit-Baltistan: 0.5 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Strengthening subnational institutional capacities to incorporate climate change adaptation considerations into regional development plans.
  2. Scale up of community-based early warning systems (EWS) and long-term measures to increase adaptive capacity of communities.
Potential for scaling up and replication
Potential for scaling up and replication
Ref: FP018 Scaling-Up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

Expected total number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, disaggregated by gender (reduced vulnerability or increased resilience):

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 696,300 persons
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 28,540,000 persons
    0.38% of the total population