UN Support to Address Climate Change in Malawi

The UN in Malawi is coordinating its support for climate change activities through a Climate Change Joint Programme Team. A One UN Fund has been established to simplify funding and reporting.

Agencies active in the area of climate change in Malawi include inter alia:

  • The UN Development Programme (UNDP) assists the government through the National Climate Change Programme to respond to emerging development challenges posed by climate change. This Programme  aims at mainstreaming and addressing climate change issues in the national development agenda. It consists of two complementary projects: the National Programme for Managing Climate Change in Malawi – formulation phase (CCP) and the Africa Adaptation Programme - Building Capacity for Integrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Malawi (AAP-Malawi). The UN CC:Learn Project is complementing the Programme by reinforcing the human resources and skills development dimension and engaging national learning institutions.
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is active in the area of climate-smart agriculture.
  • The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working on addressing the impacts of climate change on children.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is working on the interface of climate change and health, including support for a vulnerability and adaptation assessment.
  • The World Bank is supporting projects related to climate finance and low-emission development.