Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) on Improving Climate Resilience of Communities and Ecosystems through Integrated Water Resources Management in the Ziway-Shalla Lakes Sub-Basin (PPCR-ZSSB)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is one of the global programs established under the multi-donor Climate Investment trust fund (CIF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The PPCR provides scaled up programmatic finance to support countries to integrate climate resilience into development planning and implementation. It aims to help countries follow an inclusive climate resilient development path, consistent with poverty and gender inequality reduction, and sustainable development goals. The PPCR-ZSSB project is funded by the AfDB and implementation period is from February 2023 to December 2024.
The project is implemented in the Central Rift Valley region, in the upper part of the Ziway-Shalla Sub-Basin as shown on the map below. The sub-basin is characterized by dry and arid environment with important wetland ecosystems including lakes, streams, and seasonally flooded plains. At the same time, variety of agricultural investments such as horticultural and floricultural production, irrigated cereal crop production, commercial vine production and livestock production

Rift Valley Lakes Basin

The project tries to ensure water resources development plans, water allocation plans and investment strategies are climate conscious and prepared in an optimized and climate-informed manner based on the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Ziway-Shalla Sub-Basin.
By the end of the project implementation, the following important outcomes are expected:

  • Climate-resilient Water Resources Development plan that has integrated measures against the impacts of climate change developed for the Sub-Basin
  • Local and regional government capacity, local community awareness to incorporate gender-responsive climate resilience into economic and social development planning and water infrastructure enhanced 
  • Livelihood-based climate-resilient water resources management is promoted and implemented

The Ministry of Water and Energy, Rift Valley Lakes Basin Development Office, and local administration are key stakeholders in the implementation of this project.