What is GCCA+?

The Intra African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) is a programme funded by the European Union to increase the capabilities of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States and countries in the ACP region to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and have their voices better heard in international climate change negotiations.

GCCA+ is necessary for the SADC Region which is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and experiences natural hazards such as droughts, tropical cyclones and floods. It is aligned to SADC framework policies such as the Regional Agricultural Policy of 2014; the SADC Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan of 2015, and the SADC Regional Green Growth Strategy and Action Plan of 2015 which are all integral to contributing decisively to strengthening regional climate change adaptation and resilience to ensure sustainable

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How does the ACP GCCA+ is implemented in Tanzania


Why Wami / Ruvu basin

Build on previous SDG –SP project that was implemented in the Wami/Ruvu basin by GWP Tanzania

Wami/Ruvu hosts Tanzanian business and industrial capital the Dar Es Salaam city, and is therefore heavily populated


The rich biodiversity and subsequent ecosystem services need to be conserved. Example west Arc Mountains Uluguru Mountains

According to Water Sector Status Report 2020, Wami-Ruvu has the minimum per capita Annual Renewable water resources compared to all other basins

Project outputs and activities

Climate-resilient IWRM project piloted in two catchments (Tanzania and Botswana)

i) Climate-resilient IWRM piloted in Wami/Ruvu Tanzania

ii) Lessons from the demonstration project documented and shared at regional level

Upscaling, replication and sustainable financing strategy developed for IWRM pilots

i) Develop an upscaling , replication and sustainable financing strategy for climate resilient IWRM

ii) Develop one GCF Concept Note and Project Preparation Facility (PPF) application to mobilise climate adaptation finance for IWRM

Knowledge sharing on climate-resilient IWRM in SADC increased

i) Regional knowledge sharing and learning workshop for Botswana, Tanzania and Lesotho on climate-resilient IWRM.

ii) Publications and policy dialogues

Funders and Implementors







“Tanzania is one of the SADC member states which is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The increase in temperatures and decrease in rainfall amount, as well as seasonal shifts in rainfall patterns have been experienced in most parts of the country. These changes affect water security and the National Determined Contributions (NDC) show that Water, Energy and Agriculture sectors are priority areas for climate investments,”

Dr. Victor Kongo
Executive Director, GWPTz

assessment of climate change impacts on the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) which could be used for further advocacy around addressing those impacts on the river basin at regional and global levels.

Engineer Elibarik Mmassy
Wami / Ruvu Basin Director