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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Environment, New technologies, Public Management, Services

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Asia, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Gulf countries

Category: Call for proposals

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* Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal

* Gulf countries: Yemen

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to increase vulnerable Malawian communities capacity to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate variability and change by supporting selected adaptation projects through a bottom up and participatory approach based on vulnerability assessments
– To support new technology, low cost, culturally acceptable and gender oriented solutions
– To ensure sustainability of the interventions to increase the potential for scaling up and replication

Priorities
– Implementation of the multidisciplinary approach and integrated solutions, providing a varied range of skills and experience
– Address the needs of the vulnerable local communities on the basis of a participatory climate change vulnerability assessment 
– Include current national priorities which contribute to poverty and vulnerability reduction objectives are captured within the project activities
– Establish links with the value chain downstream of primary production activities, and if relevant, seek collaboration or partnerships with private sector organisations or companies 
– Complementarities of the project with the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme funded by DfID, Norway Aid and Irish Aid, which has been operational since April 2012

Among financed actions
– Community level climate change vulnerability assessments
– Community forest management and reforestation
– Climate smart agriculture
– Small scale irrigation
– Basic community infrastructure
– Water supply, hygiene and sanitation