Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions of Egypt: FP053

Project Outline

This project seeks to support adaptation efforts of the Government of Egypt in the Nile Delta, the area identified by the IPCC in its Fourth Assessment Report as one of the world's three hotspots of "extreme" vulnerability. The objective of the proposed project is to reduce coastal flooding risks in Egypt's North Coast arising from the combination of projected sea level rise and more frequent and intense extreme storm events.

Country(ies) Egypt
National Designated Authority (NDA) Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation: MWRI (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission September 4, 2017
Estimated Project Duration 2018-2024
Target Sector Coastal Management
GCF Financing 31.385 million USD (Grant) Medium
Co-financing Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation: 73.807 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Construction of coastal soft protection structures (installation of sand dune dikes) at five vulnerable hotspot locations (Kafr El-Sheikh, Port Said, Beheira, Damietta, and Dakahlia) in the Nile Delta.
  2. Development of an integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) plan for the entire North Coast of Egypt.
Implementation arrangement
Implementation arrangement
Ref: FP053 Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions of Egypt

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

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

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 768,164 persons (49% of total beneficiaries will be female)
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 16,900,000 persons
    18% of the total population (including indirect beneficiaries)