The CCDARE programme is coordinated by a team of project staff from UNEP, UNDP, UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) and UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment (UDC). Please see CCDARE organisational structure.

The CCDARE team works in close collaboration with relevant institutions in partner countries. The programme strives at establishing operational working relations with other national and international initiatives that are supporting adaptation in Africa and build on the experiences of preparing National Communications under the UNFCCC, and the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA).

The emphasis of the CCDARE support is on short-term (3-6 months) initiatives and products that contribute towards addressing key gaps for national climate change adaptation. National institutions, NGOs, experts, and the private sector are eligible for requesting support through CCDARE. Preference is given to institutions involved in country-driven climate change adaptation issues whose outcomes and outputs would be enhanced by assistance from the CC DARE project. The selection of the CCDARE funded activities takes place in close consultation with the national focal points on climate change to the UNFCCC and UN country teams.

The CCDARE programme is characterized by being:

  • Demand-driven and targeted: the identification of potential activities under the CCDARE programme is based entirely on the needs and priorities as identified by partner countries through a multi-stakeholder process.
  • Rapid: Approved project proposals may start implementation approximately 9 weeks after the deadline for initial project submission to the CCDARE programme manager. Please see CC DARE timeline.
  • Flexible: Timely technical assistance by UNEP, UNDP, URC and UDC, in close cooperation with national, regional and international experts, is provided on request, throughout the project cycle – from project design to implementation and evaluation.

In order to facilitate communication and to streamline the process, coordination and openness in the processes, one anchor person from the CCDARE team is appointed at the initial proposal review stage, for each project that is estimated eligible for CCDARE support.

Following implementation of country activities, a final country workshop is organized with the aim to:

  • Evaluate the CCDARE process in the country
  • Communicate project results
  • Assess replication and scaling-up possibilities.

In 2010, regional workshops will be held to share lessons-learnt and communicate and compare results. The objective is to stimulate regional synergies and cooperation and discuss the replication potential of activities across countries.


Status Report

CCDARE in Sub - Saharan Africa