BF12 Empowering local non-state actors and vulnerable communities for climate action and resilience

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  2021
End Date q1 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 199,991
Budget Percentage 4%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 8950
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
GGGI Project Code : BF12
Project Manager and Staff +

Director and Head of Programs Africa


Country Representative Senegal

Charles Aubin Baimey

Senior Program Assisstant

Project Overview

Climate change poses a significant threat to the African continent, one of the most vulnerable to climate extremes, also suffering from a limited capacity to adapt to a changing climate. The continent’s main growth engines rely on natural resources, including agriculture and forestry, that are heavily impacted by climate variability and also critical for the livelihoods of communities.

Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire are vulnerable to climate change.

The project’s purpose is to empower Civil Society Organizations in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire, to become advocates of strong and decisive climate action, domestically, regionally, and internationally. To implement it, GGGI will offer the following work package that will support the improvement of environmental and climate change governance for more ambitious climate action in the three targeted countries.

The project is expected to impact the capacity of CSOs from two countries, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire to influence climate policies thus helping enhance the adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience, and reducing vulnerability to climate change of vulnerable and poor farmers. The project will train and enhance the capacity of 100 CSOs / 1000 CSO members, including 450 men and 550 women, and relevant actors, publish 06 policy briefs concerning key sectors/themes in the region. Linkages between CSOs at the national and regional level will be built with at least 06 CSOs in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire becoming members of national or regional climate-related platforms, networks, or advocacy groups.

Project Objective, Outcome and Impact


The overall objective of this project is to Empowering Civil society and advocacy organizations in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire to advocate in favor of more ambitious climate action at the national and international level.


Civil society and advocacy organizations’ capacity in the understanding of climate change is built. CSOs in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire effectively advocate in favor of more ambitious climate action ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties of UNFCCC.


CSOs in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire effectively advocate in favor of more ambitious climate action ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties of UNFCCC.