Zambia has received 14.6 million United States Dollars from the climate investment fund as additional financing for the Zambia strengthening Climate resilience – pilot program for climate resilience project.
According to a statement to 5fm news sent by ministry of national development planning spokesperson Chibaula Silwamba the funds were approved on 18 June 2018 and will be effective on 15 September 2018.
The extra resources are aimed at scaling up the existing successful PPCR sub-grant–funded project activities in the Barotse Sub-Basin.
The resources will focus on stimulating a private sector approach among producer groups, moving them from subsistence to market-level production, through inter-linked activities.
Currently there are over 800 community projects being implemented in 13 districts in Western Province and in Kazungula District, Southern Province, being financed by the pilot Programme for climate resilience, a project under the Ministry Of National Development Planning.
The additional funds will allow for a 36-month extension of Zambia’s strategic programme for climate resilience pilot programme for climate resilience phase two project from 2019 to 2022.