The CBNRM EDA Projects grant facility funding will be provided to the beneficiaries (gazzetted communal conservancies and community forests) through three (3) investment windows, namely; Climate Resilient Agriculture, Climate Proof Infrastructure and Ecosystem Based Adaptation.
Projects funded with grants under this window will address the direct or indirect impacts of climate change on agricultural production in the CBNRM areas, could target livestock and crop production. The Projects will focus on transformational responses that feature shifts towards innovative resilient farming techniques such as conservation/climate smart agriculture, as well as technological improvements.
Projects funded with grants under this window will address the need for disaster risk reduction through the incorporation of initiatives that increase the climate change resilience of settlements, the people living in those settlements and the infrastructure on which they depend.
Projects funded with grants under this window will link biodiversity and ecosystem conservation to rural development, through an integrated ecosystem management approach to enhance resilience and maintain ecological functions and services at the landscape scale. The Projects will provide a new landscape paradigm to maximise the adaptation benefits of ecosystem-based pathways such as improvement of connectivity of CBNRM areas.