Pilot Programme For Climate Resilience (PPCR)

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Brief Intro

The Project is one of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), one of the global climate funds established under the multi-donor Climate Investment Fund (CIF) which aims to help countries follow a climate resilient development path, consistent with their poverty reduction and sustainable development objectives.

The PPCR seeks to complement available adaptation financing by providing funds for programmatic approaches to integrate climate resilience into core development policies, plans and projects, thus catalyzing a transformational shift from “business as usual” (sector-by-sector and project-by-project) towards a more programmatic way of building the country’s climate resilient economy.

The overall development objective of the project is to strengthen institutional coordination at the national level and improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in the Barotse and Kafue Sub-Basins in Zambia.

The Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (Phase II) Project in the Barotse Sub-Basin.

The objective of the project is to strengthen Zambia’s institutional framework for climate resilience and improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in the Barotse sub-basin. The project will last 6 years, from September 2013 to December 31, 2019.

The project is expected to:

Support climate resilient planning and priority adaptation activities in 8 districts and 24 wards

Assist 25,000 vulnerable households to use information, planning funding to better manage climate change and variability – priority to be given to female-headed households, very vulnerable households, and innovating champions.

Provide small grants to pilot districts, wards, communities, groups and champions integrating climate resilience into local planning

Strengthen the management of 5 priority canals to allow for better operation during flood and dry seasons.

Strengthen climate information to communities and planners.

Pilot a local contingency fund to help prepare for potential disasters

Establish a National Climate Change and Development Council or equivalent institution, effectively coordinating climate change funding, programmes and projects, and increase the budget for climate resilient programmes in vulnerable sectors (agriculture; natural resources, transport, health, water and energy, and disaster risk management).

Multi-Sectoral Implementation

Because climate change affects many aspects of community lives – their crops, water, buildings, health – PPCR Phase II is primarily community-driven. In the Barotse sub-basin, it is coordinated by the Provincial Planning Sub-Committee under the Chief Planner’s Office and, at the district level, by the District Planner’s Office under guidance from the Planning Advisory Sub-Committee.

Baroste Royal Establishment (BRE) and civil society partners are actively involved. The Interim Inter-Ministerial Climate Change Secretariat is the coordinating agency at the national level.

Finances Administered through the World Bank

The total project costs – administered through the World Bank – are estimated at US$36 million, and are funded through US$31 million in grant and US$5 million in highly concessionary loan terms.

Barotse Sub-basin Project Area

Western Province

District Ward
Mwandi Mabumbu – Mwandi
Sesheke Mulimambango
Senanga Mwananbuyu
Nalolo Muoyo And Silowana
Shangombo Mabolomoka
Sioma Mbeti
Kalabo Mapungu / Libonda / Kuuli
Mongu Imalyo / Yeta / Lealui
Limulunga Ushaa And Mabili
Kaoma Luambuwa
Luampa Luampa And Nyambi
Likulu Nyala And Simakumba

Southern Province

District Ward
Kazungula Sikaunzwe / Mandia / Sekute

Strengthening Climate Resilience In The Kafue Sub-basin.

The objective of the project is to foster sustained economic growth, reduce poverty and enhance food security through strengthening the adaptive capacity of 800,000 rural communities to better respond to current climate variability and long-term consequences of climate change in the Kafue sub-basin.

The project is expected to;

Foster food security, sustained growth and poverty reduction by strengthening the adaptive capacity of 800, 000 rural communities in the Kafue sub basin who depend on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources for subsistence and livelihood to better respond to climate variability and long term consequences of climate change.

The primary beneficiaries include poor rural farmers who often suffer climate- related losses, and other vulnerable groups that depend on natural resources for their livelihoods. 30% of the direct beneficiaries (240, 000) are youth and woman.

Integrated Community-Based Adaptation which will support three areas of intervention: (i) community-level infrastructure projects, (ii) Farm-level support systems, (iii) Matching Grant for Climate Change Adaptation Investments and (iv) Support to Integrated Community based adaptation.

Finances Administered through the African Development Bank

The project will be implemented over a period of five (5) years from 2013 at a total cost, net of taxes and duties, US$38 million on nine (9) districts of the Kafue basin.

Kafue Sub-basin Project Area

Southern Province

District Ward
Itezhi Tezhi Mbila / Itumbi / Luubwe
Mumbwa Nalubanda And Sichanzu
Choma Namuswa And Siasikabole
Kalomo Omba / Bbilili / Naluja
Monze Bweengwa / Malundu / Kaila
Mazabuka Lubombo / Nega- Nega / Kalama
Namwala Namwala Central / Kantengwa / Itapa

Central Province

District Ward
Chibombo Chitanda / Katuba / Chikobo


District Ward
Shibuyunji Milandu
Kafue Chiawa / Kambale / Chikupi

Multi-Sectoral Implementation

Because climate change affects many aspects of community lives – their crops, water infrastructure, health – PPCR Phase II will be primarily community driven.

The Inter-Ministerial Climate Change Secretariat will be the coordinating agency at the national level, and will work in collaboration with district officers as well as the DC, council secretary and planners to facilitate effective, efficient and transparent.