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IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative

The Adaptation to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan African Humanitarian situations is an inter-agency initiative which aims to strengthen climate change adaptation in target humanitarian hot spots. The project supports vulnerable communities, internally displaced people, refugees and host communities that face climate-related risks in Burundi, Chad and Sudan.

The projects involves three implementing countries, Burundi, Chad and Sudan. The partners involved in the project involve the United Nations World Food Programme, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU)UNHCRUNICEF and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

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Context

The IKI Project aims to improve understanding and integration of climate-environment risk planning. It aims to improve clean energy access, proper waste management and encourage reforestation. It also aims to empower communities on a local level so they have the capacity to address the impacts of climate change.

The project is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Entitled “Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations”.

With the help of the JEU, this ambitious goal will be achieved by assessing climate vulnerability in humanitarian hotspots and implementing adaptation solutions with a focus on water and sanitation, energy and reforestation, using a no-regrets approach. The project’s goals also include supporting the integration of climate and environmental considerations in humanitarian planning processes such as the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO).

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