At a glance
Flood management and improvements in food security better respond to the needs of the communities
This involves the development and use of an early warning and information system on floods as well as support for the mainstreaming of environmental and climate-related issues in the development plans and budgets of the districts concerned. Adaptation measures to address flood impacts are also planned in targeted districts.
The degradation and encroachment of the gallery forests of the lower valley of the Ouémé river is reduced.
Planned support includes the development of a policy and legal framework for integrating gallery forests, in the form of community-based conservation areas, into the network of protected areas. Analysis of institutional changes needed for the adoption of a new management structure for gallery forests involving communities and traditional authorities is foreseen. This includes the setting up and strengthening of sustainable local forest management institutions with the aim of signing partnership agreements for the sustainable management of gallery forests.
Sustainable use models are implemented in and around gallery forests.
This component supports the preparation of sustainable management plans for gallery forests, buffer zones and connection corridors in partnership with research institutions, and through a participatory planning process. It is also foreseen to promote sustainable management of these areas through incentives, and to support local communities for the development of alternative activities, including through the development of support kits for the sustainable production of non-timber forest products, medicinal plants and ecotourism services .
New GIS data and topographic maps covering the whole territory of Benin are available to ensure information on, among other things, the effects of climate change.
Acquiring geographical information systems (GIS) and cartographic equipment, developing skills in their use and producing up-to-date topographic maps of the entire national territory are considered pre-requisites for modelling the impact of rainfall and setting up a flood early warning system. This also contributes to the assessment and monitoring of other climate change impacts (such as droughts) and of land use changes and forest carbon stocks. Planned activities include the completion of the national cartographic coverage by high-resolution satellite imagery; the development of a geographical information system; and the production of thematic maps based on image interpretation.
Capacities for the use and management of GIS tools and map production are strengthened at the National Geographical Institute (IGN).
A needs assessment for IGN staff is undertaken, followed by the training of IGN staff in GIS management and satellite image processing. A business plan including commercial and communication strategies is prepared for IGN.
Combating the effects of climate change, while accompanying the Poverty Reduction Growth Strategy.