Sudan National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

Climate change poses significant challenges to a developing country like Sudan, the largest in Africa. Not only will many of its important ecosystems and natural resources be adversely affected, but its farmers and pastoralists - spread over thousands of villages from northern desert regions to southern forests - will face increasing difficulty in wresting their livelihoods under conditions of rising heat stress and recurrent drought. The National Adaptation Programme of Action has resulted in a better understanding of the links between adaptation to climate change in the Sudanese government’s ongoing efforts at poverty alleviation.

Throughout much of the country, water resources are limited, soil fertility is low, and drought is common. These underlying conditions are exacerbated by range of human pressures, creating a situation in which Sudan is already highly vulnerable to current climatic shocks - and apart from taking adaptive measures - will become even more vulnerable in the face of future climate change.

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Key Collaborators: 
Country Office
National Governments
Climate-Related Hazards Addressed: 
Drought/Water Scarcity
Extreme Weather Events
Land Degradation and Deforestation
Public Health
Thematic Area: 
Infrastructure/Climate Change Risk Management
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
Government of Sudan
Sudan Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Through improved capacity building and project identification, government agencies and other actors will increase their abilities to insulate at risk urban and rural populations from the adverse effects of climate change.
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