PAS-PNA+ Scientific support for access to adaptation funding in francophone Sub-Saharan African LDCs

This project is an extension of the PAS-PNA project in Benin, Senegal and Burkina Faso. In each country, Climate Analytics, together with the national Green Climate Fund (GCF) Accredited Entity, is conducting the pre-feasibility or feasibility studies for selected adaptation projects, providing governments with an evidence-base to support the development of GCF concept notes and funding proposals.

PAS-PNA stands for “Projet d’Appui Scientifique aux processus de Plans Nationaux d’Adaptation dans les pays francophones les moins avancés d’Afrique subsaharienne”, and supports francophone Sub-Sahara African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to develop and/or implement their National Adaptation Plans (NAP). It is funded by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with Climate Analytics.

Project Period
July 2020 – June 2021

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

, (Project Leader) Lomé, Togo
, (Project Manager) Berlin, Germany

In-country coordinators
  • Benin: , Cotonou, Bénin
  • Senegal: , Dakar, Senegal
  • Burkina Faso: , Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


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In the initial phase of PAS-PNA, Climate Analytics, alongside national Climate Service Providers, developed 33 scientific documents in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal to inform the National Adaptation Planning process, increase the integration of scientific information into national policy and support science-based decision making and planning in the region. The outcome has been that all three countries have integrated adaptation to climate change into various national strategies including Benin’s national health care plan and national development plan, and both Burkina Faso and Senegal’s action plan for integrated water resources management and respective national development strategies.

At the conclusion of the first phase of the project, five drafts of concept notes were developed for adaptation projects in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal, building on vulnerability analyses in health care, agriculture, coastal zones and water resources. It was then proposed that the project be extended to support the development of these concept notes into feasibility studies.

In PAS-PNA+, Climate Analytics is supporting learning and capacity building with GCF Accredited Entities and key stakeholders in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal to conduct two pre-feasibility studies and a feasibility study for the revision of the initial concept notes and the development of their funding proposals.


A pre-feasibility study for a project aimed at improving the health resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change in Benin, focusing on malaria, cardiovascular diseases and acute respiratory infections in the regions of Adjohoun, Bonou, and Dangbo

Burkina Faso
A pre-feasibility study for a project looking to implement sustainable land management, enhancing the resilience of communities to climate change in the Tuy and Houet Provinces

A feasibility study for a project aimed at strengthening the resilience of socio-ecological systems in the Saloum Delta to climate change


Conducting (pre)feasibility studies for adaptation projects to be submitted to the GCF in Francophone LDCs in Africa

This document is a practical guide for conducting (pre)feasibility studies for adaptation projects to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Francophone LDCs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

30 September 2021