22 September 2020, Mogadishu – The Federal Government of Somalia officially launched the US$2.7 million GCF-financed, UNDP-supported programme to ‘Strengthen Climate Change Adaptation Planning’ in August 2020. The new programme will support the Federal Republic of Somalia in advancing the ambition of its Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement and reaching the targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.
On 22 September 2020 in Mogadishu, 24 stakeholders from the Federal Republic of Somalia convened for their first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) inception workshop to discuss how the programme will be implemented over the next 36 months (2020-2023).
This will be the Federal Government of Somalia’s first GCF-funded programme and it will guide the country to adapt to the climate change impacts across all sectors. Based on a vulnerability study, Somalia will also establish a funding mechanism for addressing climate change issues (from domestic resources and international partners).