GCCA SUPPORT TO THE GAMBIA FOR INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AND THE MAINSTREAMING OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) (2007) identified three economic sectors as especially sensitive to climate change (i.e. agriculture, fisheries and energy – the first two of which are considered highly sensitive), as well as water resources, forest resources and health. The coastal zone is highlighted as particularly sensitive from a social, economic and environmental perspective.
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: ‘to contribute to the capability of the government and people of The Gambia to adapt to increased climate variability and change’.
The purposes of this contract are as follows:
• To contribute to strengthening national level capacity to plan for and respond to climate change impacts in coastal areas;
• To provide support and guidance to mainstreaming climate change into development planning.