Adaptation to Climate Change through transboundary flood risk management in Western Balkans

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

In Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the project is based on a diversified regional, national and local partner structure. GIZ support consists of advisory services provided by international, regional and local experts, in-service training measures, and procurement of equipment and materials.

The project acts in five key areas:

1) establishing a regional flood early warning system for the Drin River Basin;
2) support for national institutions in drafting climate change adaptation strategies;
3) advisory services during the formulation of local flood risk and drought management plans, and in the implementation of measures to reduce risks;
4) advisory services during the elaboration of transboundary concepts for water resource management;
5) integrating recommendations for climate change adaptation into urban planning and development for the cities of Tirana, Podgorica and Belgrade.

Open to Applications: 
Application Time Frame: 

Not applicable

Climate Objective: 
Administrator Type: 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Not Applicable
Direct Access: 
Not Applicable
Fund Size: 

EUR 2 million (2016-2018)

Financing Award: 
Not Applicable
Not applicable
Implementing Entity: 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

Not applicable

Organizational and Decision Making Structure: 

Not specified

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures: 

The project is subject to international reporting processes as the OECD/DAC-criteria or the indicator and monitoring framework for the SDGs, according to which implementing entities report to the German government. Furthermore, the performance of German development cooperation is evaluated independently by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Not applicable

Contact Information
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Sectors & Topics: 
Community-based Adaptation
Ecosystem Adaptation
Urban Adaptation
Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions: 
Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)
Active in Countries: 
Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of)