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IMPLEMENTING NAPA PRIORITY INTERVENTIONS TO BUILD RESILIENCE IN THE MOST VULNERABLE COASTAL ZONES IN DJIBOUTI Republic of Djibouti Adaptation Practitioners’

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1 IMPLEMENTING NAPA PRIORITY INTERVENTIONS TO BUILD RESILIENCE IN THE MOST VULNERABLE COASTAL ZONES IN DJIBOUTI Republic of Djibouti Adaptation Practitioners’ Days Ezdan Hotel & Suites,West Bay Qatar, Doha, December 1, 2012 Mr. Dini Abdallah Omar, Director of Landscape, Planning & Environment, Ministry of Settlements, Urban Planning & Environment, Republic of Djibouti

2 Republic of Djibouti Djibouti’s vulnerability Hot and dry climate, annual precipitation of only 150 mm Reliance of the population on natural ecosystems within the coastal zone, which are vulnerable to sea level rise and flooding. Important natural ecosystems along the coast such as mangroves, bays and freshwater systems are being degraded due to anthropogenic pressures. Weak policy environment high poverty levels low levels of education, poor access to health care facilities Precarious state of food security

3 Republic of Djibouti  This project implements the first priority intervention identified in Djibouti’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), which consists in reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities to the impacts of climate change  The overall objective of the project is “to address the impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems and communities by implementing a set of urgent measures that will strengthen the capacity to predict future changes, while helping local populations to adapt through the adoption of more sustainable production methods such as water management, agriculture, fisheries and tourism”.

4 Republic of Djibouti PROJECT COMPONENTS AND ACTIVITIES ECOSYSTEM REHABILITATION Three mutually supportive components

5 Republic of Djibouti PROGRESS SO FAR: SEPTEMBER 2010– DECEMBER 2012 September 2010 – December 2011 : Recruitment process of project personnel consultants; baseline study; inception workshop; established communications lines with partners institutions. January 2012 – December 2012: Full implementation phase 1. Research activities: start up of key studies : diagnostic study of the hydrogeological context in Djibouti and drinking water access in the project sites of Khor-Angar and Damerjorg Research protocol for appropriate management approach for Prosopis Feasibility study on the potential for alternative energy at community level 2. Policies revision and training Working in close collaboration with the existing GOAL WASH UNDP project for the revision of the national strategy for water 3. Piloting on-the ground activities in Khor Angar Cleaning of 20 hectares of mangroves out of the 100 hectares Establishment of a 20*20 meters of mangrove nursery

6 Republic of Djibouti Mangrove restoration in Khor Angar: Soft “precautionary” approach to climate change adaptation Foster “win-win” : alleviate poverty and diversify livelihoods and future risks. Three components for the restoration plan: i) Hydrological restoration: Dredging will be necessary to remove excessive sands that block tidal flow. ii) Reestablishing the buffer zone and mangrove replanting iii) Management control and community participation:

7 Republic of Djibouti E STABLISHMENT OF A 20*20 METERS OF MANGROVE NURSERY

8 Republic of Djibouti C LEANING OF THE M ANGROVE : 20 HECTARES OUT OF THE 100 HECTARES

9 Republic of Djibouti ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES Sixty local people in Khor-Angar employed in cleaning, nursery establishment, which provided a minimum daily income of US $ 8 Awareness campaign to foster local community engagement in mangrove restoration Republic of Djibouti

10 Key lessons: 1. Local community engagement is important factor for success 2. Ensure cooperation and institutional engagement of other government institutions Challenges: 1.Constraints of availability of local resources 2.Cultural barriers to the achievement of gender balance

11 Republic of Djibouti Way forward: years 2013 and Mangrove restoration: planting; training of local communities woodlots management; canal dredging 2. Hydrogeological modelling and Prosopis management option 3. Policy and capacity building: training seminars ICZM; update water regulations 4. Extension of early warning systems to projects zones 5. Mid term review early Rehabilitation water infrastructures in Damerjorg 7. Livelihood diversification: sustainable fishing establishment for local community

12 Republic of Djibouti P ROJECT W EBSITE

13 Republic of Djibouti D JIBOUTI LDCF PROJECT 2 Recently approved project on: Implementing adaptation technologies in fragile ecosystems of Djibouti's Central Plains, for which preparatory phase will commence soon Natural continuation of the first LDCF-funded project seeking to implement remaining NAPA priorities, or NAPA priorities not sufficiently addressed in first project due to lack of available funds Project applies the most recent innovations in the field of adaptation, in order to generate a critical mass of adaptation activities in the country

14 Republic of Djibouti Go to for more on the project and updatehttp://www.pzc-djib.com/


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