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Decentralising climate adaptation funds in Mali



The aim of climate funding is to enable the countries most affected by climatic change and variability to adapt and become more resilient. Like most countries in the Sahel, Mali faces extreme climatic events in the form of droughts and floods. Adaptation must take place at the local level, but at present climate change funds are managed at the national level.

As part of the Decentralising Climate Funds (DCF) project, the three Cercles of Douentza, Koro and Mopti (Cercles are local administrative regions in Mali) are piloting an approach enabling them (i) to access climate funds to finance local adaptation and (ii) to integrate resilience to climate change into their
planning and budgeting systems.

Decentralising Climate Funds (DFC) is a research-action and advocacy project supporting local people in Senegal and Mali to become more resilient to climate change through access to locally-controlled adaptation funds. The project is part of the BRACED programme funded by the UK government and carried out by the Near East Foundation (NEF) with Innovation, Environnement et Développement en Afrique (IED Afrique) and the International Institute for Environment and
Development (IIED).

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IIED is part of a community of practice in Mali and Senegal supporting local government to access and disburse climate finance, investing in priorities chosen with communities for adapting to climate change. Including local knowledge and experience in government planning is vital to the success of the investments.

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Decentralising Climate Funds in Mali and Senegal

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