Adaptation to Climate Change - Responding to Shoreline Change and its human dimensions in West Africa through integrated coastal area management.

Project Summary

The overall objective of the Full Project is to mainstream adapatation to climate change into Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM) planning in the participating countries through the development and implementation of pilot adaptation activities in response to shoreline change. This will involve the development of strategies, policies and measures, based on technical/scientific information and appropriate policy instruments. A major preliminary objective will therefore be to pilot adaptation activities in a local to sub-regional context. There is a strong rationale for addressing the issue of adaptation and shoreline change not only at the national level but also through the development of a regional approach.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,729,517 USD
GEF Agency Fees
360,000 USD
Total Cost 13,729,517.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Aug 2007
Project closed
31 Dec 2011