GAMBIA’S EXPERIENCE ON
FORMULATING AND IMPLEMENTING
ADAPTATION STRATEGIES
Isatou Camara
Development Planner at the Ministr...
Geography, Climate and Demography
The Gambia is the smallest
country on Mainland Africa.
Its located on the West
Coast o...
Background (1/3)
The risk of climate change induced damage to human and
economic development in coastal areas of The Gamb...
Background (2/3)
Background (3/3)
NAPA identified coastal erosion issues as the primary focal
area to focus on
Following further deterior...
Kololi Beach Area in 2002 before Nourishment
100metre-wide nourished Kololi Beach Area in 2003
Kololi Beach Area in 2010 – 7 years after
nourishment
POLICY FRAMEWORK
The Gambia’s commitment to tackling the effects of
climate change is reflected in its First, Second and ...
MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY
The PAGE is the Gambia’s climate change integrated
medium term strategy as a cross-cutting theme
A ...
FORMULATION PROCESS (1/2)
Consultations are held with different stakeholders
Two broad categories are identified:
(I ) S...
FORMULATION PROCESS (2/2)
National consultant recruited to train technician on
integrated CC into national development pl...
QUANTIFYING COST
Certain studies were conducted:
1. Assessment of institutional and human capacity
1. Needs assessment of...
CHALLENGES
A critical issue for The Gambia is the absence of a land-use
plan and control system to ensure the protection ...
LESSON LEARNED
Coordination is hindered by the absence of an overarching
framework on climate change
overlapping institu...
THANK YOU YOUR ATTENTION
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Nap expo 2015 Session VII, I The Gambia

Gambia's experience on formulating and implementing adaptation strategies
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  • 1. GAMBIA’S EXPERIENCE ON FORMULATING AND IMPLEMENTING ADAPTATION STRATEGIES Isatou Camara Development Planner at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs NAP EXPO 2015 14 to 15 April Bonn, Germany
  • 2. Geography, Climate and Demography The Gambia is the smallest country on Mainland Africa. Its located on the West Coast of Africa. Senegal surrounds it on three sides. The Gambia has a Sahelian climate with a short rainy season and a long dry season. Estimated population of The Gambia is 1.8 Million (2013 Census)
  • 3. Background (1/3) The risk of climate change induced damage to human and economic development in coastal areas of The Gambia is mounting The combined effects of (sea level rise and changes in upstream river discharge and natural sediment dynamics, and erosion of coastal embankments) pose a serious threat to the natural resource base and livelihood opportunities of coastal communities
  • 4. Background (2/3)
  • 5. Background (3/3) NAPA identified coastal erosion issues as the primary focal area to focus on Following further deterioration of the coastline and the increased threat to coastal zone communities their livelihood and investments The need for coastal adaptation is widely recognised as a priority • The Government secured a loan of US$ 20 Million from ADB
  • 6. Kololi Beach Area in 2002 before Nourishment
  • 7. 100metre-wide nourished Kololi Beach Area in 2003
  • 8. Kololi Beach Area in 2010 – 7 years after nourishment
  • 9. POLICY FRAMEWORK The Gambia’s commitment to tackling the effects of climate change is reflected in its First, Second and Third National Communication (UNFCCC) The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) (2007) The Programme for Accelerated and Employment (PAGE 2012-2015)
  • 10. MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY The PAGE is the Gambia’s climate change integrated medium term strategy as a cross-cutting theme A Climate Change Priority Action Plan (CCPAP) has been developed US$47 Million is required for it‘s implementation
  • 11. FORMULATION PROCESS (1/2) Consultations are held with different stakeholders Two broad categories are identified: (I ) State actors- Government ministries and agencies; and (ii) Non state actors which include local communities, civil society organizations (NGOs and CBOs) and the private sector.
  • 12. FORMULATION PROCESS (2/2) National consultant recruited to train technician on integrated CC into national development plan A task team comprising of relevant stakeholders constituted In addition discussions are also held with socio-economic groups
  • 13. QUANTIFYING COST Certain studies were conducted: 1. Assessment of institutional and human capacity 1. Needs assessment of early warning infrastructure and technology
  • 14. CHALLENGES A critical issue for The Gambia is the absence of a land-use plan and control system to ensure the protection of the coastal area of the Gambia in a sustainable manner Fragmented coastal zone Legislation The lack of reliable information and uncoordinated policy interventions Inadequate capacity to quantify adaptation cost
  • 15. LESSON LEARNED Coordination is hindered by the absence of an overarching framework on climate change overlapping institutional mandates The need to enhance technical and managerial capacities of implementing agencies, beneficiaries and extension workers  Participatory planning and multi-stakeholder processes as means to help build/strengthen adaptive capacity.
  • 16. THANK YOU YOUR ATTENTION

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