To help up to 10 million people, especially women and children, in developing countries cope with extreme climate and weather events such as droughts, cyclones and floods (climate extremes). This will be achieved by doing three things. By making grants to civil society organisations to scale up proven technologies and practices in the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that help people withstand, and more quickly recover, from climate extremes. By identifying the best ways of doing this, and share this knowledge globally to increase the programme’s overall impact. By supporting national governments to strengthen their policies and actions to respond to climate extremes. These will all contribute to the Millennium Development Goals on the eradication poverty and hunger, and environmental sustainability, and also respond to the Humanitarian and Emergency Response Review recommendation that DFID should integrate the threat from climate change into a Disaster Risk Reduction.
To assist the vulnerable region of West Africa to manage ongoing conflicts through the Conflict Security and Stability Fund. The projects will increase the capacity of local communities in Mali to manage conflicts peacefully; support the EU Delegation in Mali with conflict advice, and strengthen coordination, inclusivity and accountability of security services delivery through improved security forces-communities cooperation.
This programme will provide provision of UK military expertise to the EU training mission (EUTM) in Mali to contribute to the military training of Malian Armed Forces; Provision of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Gender and Gender based violence related legal and academic education to Malian Armed Forces by UK-funded personnel; Secondment of UK-funded personnel to multilateral and bilateral partners in the Sahel including the European Union civilian mission (EUCAP) in Mali and the French Development Agency, providing strategic and technical expertise to partners working on the Sahel.
The project aims to link existing elements of the Mali Elephant Project by providing communications, transport and personnel to monitor, report and inform on progress, creating an integrated community anti-poaching operative building on a successful approach and providing training.
Project facilitation costs covering planning, implementation and resources as part of ODA projects in Mali
Assistance in line with UK objectives on Women and Girls in Mali which can include supporting gender equality, empowering women and girls, and safeguarding them from violence