UNDP Support to Small Island Developing States


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports a substantial portfolio of projects in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) focused on climate change adaptation. Key donors include the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), Adaptation Fund (AF), Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), and the Government of Australia. 

UNDP is supporting SIDS across a number of different thematic areas.  111 projects have received support on climate change adaptation and mitigation through the UNDP-GEF Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies (GLECRDS) team; 101 projects have received support from the UNDP-GEF Ecosystems and Biodiversity (EBD) team for interventions in protected areas, mainstreaming biodiversity, and ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and mitigation; 18 projects for interventions focusing on sustainable fisheries and integrated water resources management are supported by the UNDP-GEF Water and Oceans team; 17 projects are supported by the UNDP-GEF Energy, Infrastructure Transport and Technology (EITT) team; and nine projects receive support from the UNDP-GEF Chemicals team.

Learn more about UNDP's Support to Small Island Developing States:

Project Details

Level of Intervention: 
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Adaptation Fund
Australian Government
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Canadian International Development Agency
Project Status: 
Under Implementation

Country Initiatives

Strengthening Adaptive Capacity & Resilience to Climate Change in the Agrarian & Water Sectors in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

The Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts identified in Guinea's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

  • Agriculture
  • Water Resources
  • Forests
  • Coastal regions

Increased Resilience and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Guinea’s Vulnerable Coastal Zones

The impacts of climate change on the Guinean coastal zone are predicted to adversely affect coastal economic development, coastal natural resources, coastal agricultural production and globally, food security.

Supporting Guinea Bissau to advance their NAP Process

A Government delegation from Guinea Bissau attended the NAP-GSP Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in April 2014. Preliminary discussions took place with the government in July 2014 in coordination with the UNDP Country Office to initiate the NAP process.

Key Results and Outputs

Programme Meetings and Workshops

Monitoring and Evaluation