Africa Hydromet Program-Strengthening Climate Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso Project: FP074

Project Outline

This project seeks to strengthen the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of vulnerable communities and the economy of Burkina Faso by developing the capacity of national hydro-meteorological and warning services, which will in turn support adaptation planning for public and private sector users. This project is prepared under the framework of the Africa Hydromet Program, which is jointly developed by the World Meteorological Organization, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank Group.

Country(ies) Burkina Faso
National Designated Authority (NDA) Prime Minister's Office
Accredited Entity (AE) World Bank (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM), Directorate General of Civil Protection (DGPC), Directorate General of Water Resources (DGRE), National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR), Food Security Early Warning System (SAP) via Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Sector Program (Ministry of Transportation, Urban Mobility and Road Safety) (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission January 19, 2017
Estimated Project Duration 2019-2023
Target Sector Institutional Strengthening (Climate)
GCF Financing 22.50 million USD (Grant) Small
Co-financing WB (IDA): 2.5 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Capacity building and institutional development.
  2. Improvement of Hydromet and early warning infrastructure, such as modernizing Hydromet observation networks, enhancing data collection and transmission, forecasting and decision support systems, and strengthening preparedness and emergency response facilities and operations.
  3. Enhancement of service delivery and warnings to communities through national framework of climate services, improved flood and drought forecasting and warnings, and developing new products for sector-specific needs (agriculture, health, energy, water resources management, disaster risk management, etc.).
Project implementation structure
Project implementation structure
Ref: FP074 Africa Hydromet Program-Strengthening Climate Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso Project

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

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

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 3,500,000 persons (50% of total beneficiaries will be female)
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 3,500,000 persons
    20% of the total population, 50% of the vulnerable population