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IKI Project – An International Climate Initiative

Adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan African humanitarian situations: An International Climate Initiative (IKI)-funded project The UN Environment / OCHA Joint Unit is part of an inter-agency two-year project to support displaced and refugee populations in Burundi, Chad and Sudan to adapt to climate change. The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) is one of the project partners, along with the World Food Programme (WFP) as lead agency, UNICEF, UNHCR and the World Wind Energy Association. 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”, the IKI project aims to strengthen the capacity for climate change adaptation of displaced and vulnerable populations in Chad, Burundi and Sudan. 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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