Global Change Alliance+ (GCCA+)
Support for Enhancing Communities Resilience to Climate Change
“Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change in Sudan (SLCRCC)”
(Kassala, Northern State and River Nile) - Sudan
“Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change (SLCRCC)” Programme falls under priority two "Increasing resilience to climate-related stresses and shocks" of the Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+) flagship programme which is part of the European Union Global Public Goods and Challenges Programme.
The geographical scope of the programme in Sudan focuses on rural communities and remote areas characterized by high rate of environmental degradation (including desertification, land degradation and drought) coupled with low human development, economic and social indicators. The intervention area includes North Darfur, Kassala, River Nile and Northern States where rising temperatures, decreasing rainfall, fluctuations in the River Nile, and increased wind speeds have resulted in the occurrence of extreme weather events and conditions which have affected agriculture, livestock, forestry and ecosystems. The main adverse effects have included lower crop yields, reduced livestock production, increased river bank erosion and land degradation:
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of local communities' resilience and sustainable livelihoods' to better respond to and cope with climate change
The specific objective is to contribute to preventing, combating and reversing desertification through the sustainable management of natural resources
The Sudanese Red Crescent Society, established in 1956, is the largest humanitarian organization operating in Sudan. Its network of 15 branches and 2 sub branches covers all States of the country and through its volunteer network of 30,000 active community-based volunteers and 270,000 other volunteers of the organization to reach out to many communities all over Sudan. SRCS is well known for its humanitarian work through many years of emergency relief, but also for its community-based programming in various fields, including livelihood/food security, water and sanitation, health and disaster risk reduction. It has partnerships at all levels, with governmental partners, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, private sector and local communities. SRCS’s wide network and recognition make it a very capable partner for building local communities resilience interventions. SRCS, through its State branches and supported by its headquarters in Khartoum, is involved in the Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change Programme as the key implementing partner.
As implementing partner for the RC/RC Consortium in Sudan for the SLCRCC Programme (EU & RC/RC funded), SRCS takes responsibility for:
Overall programme management including implementation, monitoring, financial management, reporting and quality assurance in close collaboration and coordination with the NLRC’s Programme Manager.
Ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of the programme, other climate change adaptation measures, overall organizational development and capacity building of staff and volunteers of the programme.
Ensuring adherence to the EU guidelines and special conditions for the Programme by all partners.