Maldives : Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project

Sovereign Project | 57002-001

The proposed Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project will support Maldives' efforts to build climate resilience focusing on the interlinkages between human settlement and agri-food systems. It will enhance the country's adaptation capacity in line with Maldives Climate Change Policy Framework (MCCPF) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pokhrel, Sumit
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Maldives
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project
Project Number 57002-001
Country / Economy Maldives
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 28.00 million
TA: Climate Resilient Towns and Food Systems Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project will support Maldives' efforts to build climate resilience focusing on the interlinkages between human settlement and agri-food systems. It will enhance the country's adaptation capacity in line with Maldives Climate Change Policy Framework (MCCPF) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean comprising 1,192 small and low-lying islands, of which 187 are inhabited. Being a small island economy, the country faces underlying vulnerabilities which makes it particularly at risks to the impacts of climate change. More than 80% of Maldives' land area is less than one meter above mean sea level and hence it is highly exposed to climate-induced hazards such as sea level rise, coastal storms, and flooding. The impact of climate change is already being felt with evidence of (i) increasing mean average temperatures and sea surface temperatures; (ii) increasing frequency of cyclones, storm surges, larger swell waves, and coastal erosion; (iii) sea level rise; and (iv) changing monsoon patterns (footnote 1). Future climate projections indicate that these impacts will be exacerbated, which will affect the country's natural ecosystems such as its coral reefs, water resources, and shorelines, and its economy and population's well-being. Estimates indicate that economic impact of climate change on Maldives could reach 2.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050 and 12.6% of GDP by 2100, higher than the rest of the Asian countries whose GDP losses are projected to range from 2.2% to 8.8% in 2100.
Impact

Community's climate and disaster resilience against current and future vulnerability enhanced (Strategic Action Plan 2019-2023)

Outcome

climate resilience of the inhabited islands and agri-food production strengthened

Outputs

Capacity and awareness to plan, adapt, and respond to climate change strengthened

Infrastructure for flood protection and nature-based solutions developed

Solutions for improved resilience of islands agri-food production introduced

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultant recruitment will adhere to the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Pokhrel, Sumit
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 May 2023
Fact Finding 22 May 2024 to 05 Jun 2024
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Jun 2023

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Title Document Type Document Date
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food Security Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis May 2023

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