Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems, and Associated Catchments in Uganda: FP034

Project Outline

This project seeks to support the Government of Uganda to take climate change issues (increased climate variability, and extreme weather events such as drought, floods, high temperatures, and violent storms) into account in the management of critical wetlands through restoration of wetlands and their ecosystem services, based on wise-use principles and guidelines as outlined by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Country(ies) Uganda
National Designated Authority (NDA) Department of Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme: UNDP (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Ministries of Water and Environment, Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda National Meteorology Authority (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission November 11, 2016
Estimated Project Duration 2017-2025
Target Sector Wetland Protection Management
GCF Financing 24.14 million USD (Grant) Small
  • UNDP: 2.0 million USD (Grant)
  • Government of Uganda: 18.122 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Restoration and management of wetland hydrology and associated forests (small-scale water storage, embankments, desilting, replanting indigenous grasses, etc.).
  2. Improving agricultural practices and alternative livelihood options in the wetland catchment.
  3. Strengthening access to climate and early warning information for farmers and other target communities.
Theory of Chang
Theory of Change
Ref: FP034 Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems, and Associated Catchments in Uganda

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

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

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 800,000 persons
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: close to 4 million persons
    11% of the vulnerable population of Uganda