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GEF aids Cambodia's fishing communities in adapting to climate change by Khorn Savi June 19,2019   |  Source: The Phnom Penh Post

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year.

The project is being funded to the tune of $4.35 million by the Least Developed Country Fund of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia told The Post on Monday.

Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Cambodia’s Coastal Fishery Dependent Communities (CamAdapt) will be implemented by the FAO in Cambodia and the Ministry of Environment’s Fisheries Administration (FiA).

The project will involve carrying out vulnerability assessments for men and women in fishing communities in coastal areas and developing strategies to help them adapt to climate change.

CamAdapt will offer livelihood diversification options and early warning systems, provide safety at sea for fishermen and women and develop a management plan for fisheries and other coastal resources.

It will also help integrate adaptation considerations into relevant policies and programmes and strengthen partnerships among stakeholders at national, provincial and local levels.

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