The Sahara & Sahel Observatory (OSS) will be implementing the ADSWAC project (Resilience Building as Climate Change Adaptation in Drought-Struck South-Western African Communities) in Angola & Namibia for a period of 4 years. The US$ 11.9 million project has been approved by the Adaptation Fund (AF) in an intersessional board decision. It is worth noting that this is the fund’s first-ever backed-project in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region & specifically in Angola.
The ADSWAC project aims to enhance the adaptation & resilience capacities of the vulnerable communities to climate change impacts and variability, especially drought, in a trans-boundary region between Angola& Namibia.
The Sahara & Sahel Observatory (OSS) will be the project Regional Implementing Entity, ADPP (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo) will be the project Regional Executing Entity and ADPP-Angola (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo) & DAPP-Namibia (Development Aid from People to People) will be the project National Executing Entities.
The OSS is also seeking to consolidate its positioning and enable the SADC region to access climate finance and improve climate resilience in adaptation and mitigation by exploring new partnerships and funding opportunities with other donors such as IKI (EUR 20 million) and the GCF (US$ 20 million). Angola, Malawi and Zimbabwe will benefit from the development of bankable project proposals.