The CC DARE initiative is jointly implemented by UNEP and UNDP under the one UN Banner. The CC DARE initiative provides timely technical and financial support on demand-driven basis to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States for flexible and targeted actions to remove barriers and create opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation into national development planning and decision-making frameworks. The programme is designed to complement and strengthen ongoing and planned climate change adaptation and risk management activities in these countries using quick and tailored support.

CC DARE Overarching Framework


The goals of the programme are specific, realistic and measurable. Using small funds for small-scale and short-term activities, the programme provides timely, flexible and targeted actions for the implementation of national priorities for climate change adaptation. The flexibility of the CC DARE Programme approach results in the diversification of adaptation actions across the multi-sectoral and thematic areas, as well as across actors as a result of engaging different types of actors in both the public and private sectors. Besides expanding the range of intervening actions, the co-benefit of the diversification of the implemented actions includes the enhancement of resilience of the national adaptation strategy to future climate change impacts.

CC DARE Partners


Countries are the primary partners of the CC DARE Programme. There are presently eleven participating countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. The government provides the primary entry point and constitutes the platform for the nationally coordinated CC DARE activities in supporting national strategies and programmes for adaptation. Although entry is through the national system, project activities are not restricted to the government and are thus open for public participation. National institutions, NGOs, universities & research institutions, independent experts, community groups etc and the private sector are eligible for requesting support through CC DARE, thereby bringing in a second layer of CC DARE partners emphasizing the flexibility of the programme and diversifying the actors and actions.


Status Report

CCDARE in Sub - Saharan Africa