Benin National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

Project Overview

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change, those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following is the NAPA for Benin.

Project Details

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts:

  • Reduced agricultural production
  • Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion
  • Increased disease and/or other health problems
  • Food security
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Climate-related hazards addressed: 
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Primary beneficiaries: 
Through improved capacity building and project identification, government agencies will increase their abilities to insulate urban and rural populations from the adverse effects of climate change.
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
Benin Ministry of Agriculture
Service Météorologique National, Benin
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Habitat et de l'Urbanisme, Benin
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Key Results and Outputs

Priority Adaptation Projects:

  • Mobilization from surfaces waters in order to adapt to climate change in the most vulnerable villages from the Center and the North
  • Implementation of a climatic risks forecast and alert system for food security in 4 agro-ecological vulnerable areas
  • Adaptation of the population to climate change through the promotion of renewable energies and high-performance economical homes in areas vulnerable to climate change and whose lands are highly eroded
  • Protection of the coastal area to counter the rising of the sea level

Reports and Publications

Assessments and Background Documents

Benin Second National Communication (2011) French


Henry Diouf
Regional Technical Advisor
Elisabeth Toussou
Country Officer