Climate Resilience Initiative (A2R)

UN Secretary-General and 13 members within the UN system

Strengthen the ability of countries to anticipate hazards, absorb shocks, and reshape development to reduce climate risks. The A2R will focus on the most vulnerable people and communities in Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries, and African countries.

Open to Applications: 
Application Time Frame: 

Beginning date: 2015; First phase end date: 2020

Climate Objective: 
Administrator Type: 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Contingent Grants, Grants, Insurance
Direct Access: 
Not Specified
Fund Size: 

$500 million adaptation financing to 2020

Financing Award: 
Not Applicable
Not applicable
Implementing Entity: 

UN Secretary-General and 13 members within the UN system (FAO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNISDR, WFP, OCHA, WHO, and WMO).

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

For general inquiries, or if your organization wishes to become a Partner in A2R please contact:

Organizational and Decision Making Structure: 

UN agencies, private sector organizations, governments, and other stakeholders will manage projects and make decisions independently.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures: 

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Not specified

Other Comments: 

Financial instruments offered are unknown except insurance against natural disaster

Contact Information

Not specified

Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team
UN DPI: Dan Shepard
Tel: 1-646 675-3286

Last Updated: 
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Sectors & Topics: 
Community-based Adaptation
Ecosystem Adaptation
Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions: 
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Least Developed Countries
Small Island Developing States