Weakened institutional arrangements and national policies for natural resources management have increased the livelihoods vulnerability of rural and semi-urban communities. Under this focus area, UNDP will scale up its gender-responsive support to national and state institutions to address environmental degradation and natural resource management. It will aim to develop adaptation and risk reduction measures to reduce vulnerability and strengthen community’s resilience to climate change.
UNDP will also support Sudanese institutions to increase their knowledge and understanding of climate change variability, risks and threats of climate change. Alongside this, appropriate models will be develop to support adaptive measures to reduce the economic losses as a result of climate change.
Together with the government, UNDP will promote investment in “green” energy, particularly with a focus on access to sustainable energy for the needy households. This will be done through support to the development of the first grid-connected wind energy plant in the country.
UNDP will strengthen environmental governance and community-based management of natural resources through enhancing the capacities of national institutions to develop and implement appropriate policies and strategies.