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Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
IMG_2705
Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
IMG_2710
Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
IMG_4655
Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
IMG_2711
Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
IMG_1729
Climate Change Project
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
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The Benguela Fisheries System is experiencing environmental and socio-economic challenges that hamper the sustainability of marine resources that thousands of people depend on for their nutrition, jobs and livelihoods. Such challenges are evident through climate variability and change, fisheries which are facing a number of social risks related to overfishing and economic development of the oceans and on the livelihoods of coastal communities in the region.

Although the region has benefited from extensive research, limited knowledge and understanding of the impacts climate change and capacity development of the impacts on marine ecosystem and the vulnerability of coastal populations to climate change.

The project seeks to build resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change of the marine fisheries and marine aquaculture sectors within the BCLME through implementation of adaptation strategies to ensure food and livelihood security.

The project facilitates a shift in planning and practical processes of dealing with climate change and variability in two-complimentary directions/approaches: 

  • The first approach ensured that considerations of the impacts of climate change and variability are an integral part of both routine and strategic decision-making and action in developmental programmes/projects for the region and are recognized as drivers of change. 
  • The second approach increased resilience to the impacts of climate change and variability through increasing awareness of the importance of multi-sectoral and cross-sectoral approaches to adaptation at the local, national and regional levels.  

The Project focuses on three outcomes, each with specific outputs to ensure maximum impact: 

  • Stakeholder understanding of climate risks and vulnerabilities increased and their capacity to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture enhanced. 
  • Vulnerabilities in fisheries and aquaculture reduced. 
  • Stakeholders promote a proactive and forward-looking approach to Climate Change risks. 

Participatory rapid vulnerability assessments and community-based adaptation planning of fisheries and fishery-dependent communities were undertaken for all three BCLME countries. The communities included: Angola: Cacuaco; Caota; Cuio; Kinzau; Miradouro da Lua; N’zeto; Tombwa  Namibia: Luderitz, South Africa: Hondeklipbaai; Humansdorp  

Manual

    The reports and publications are case studies from the vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans conducted in the BCLME region marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors. 

    Publication & Report
    Community-level rapid vulnerability assessment for small-scale fisheries in Caota, Angola
    Publication & Reports
    Community-level rapid vulnerability assessment for small-scale fisheries in Cuio, Angola
    Publication & Reports
    Community-level rapid vulnerability assessment for small-scale fisheries in Hmansdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Community-level rapid vulnerability assessment for small-scale fisheries in Hondeklip Bay, Northern Cape, South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Hondeklip Bay Adaptation Planning,South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Humansdorp Adaptation Planning, South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Local Climate Adaptation Plan for Cacuaco Small-Scale Fishing Communities, Angola
    Publication & Reports
    Local Climate Adaptation Plan for HAFA in Henties Bay, Namibia
    Publication & Reports
    Local Climate Adaptation Plan for St. Helena Bay Small-scale fishing communities, South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Local Climate Adaptation Plan for Struisbaai small-scale fishing community, South Africa
    Publication & Reports
    Local Climate Adaptation Plan for Tômbwa small-scale fishing communities, Angola
    Publication & Reports
    Luderitz AP English
    Publication & Reports
    BCC Regional Report
    Publication & Reports
    Angola Policy Brief
    Publication & Reports
    Angola National Report
    Publication & Reports
    Angola Mainstreaming Report
    Publication & Reports
    Mariculture Report
    Publication & Reports
    Early Warning Report
    Publication & Reports
    MPA Report
    Publication & Reports
    Namibia National Report
    Publication & Reports
    Namibia Mainstreaming Report
    Publication & Reports
    South Africa National Report
    Publication & Reports
    Namibia Policy Brief
    Publication & Reports
    Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Report
    Publication & Reports
    South Africa Policy Brief
    Publication & Reports
      Publication & Report

        Project Details

        Project Duration: March 2016 – January 2023
        Budget: USD 4 725 000
        Funded by: Global Environment Facility (GEF)
        Co-financing: USD 16 841 000
        Implementing Agency: FAO
        Executing Agency: BCC Secretariat

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