South Sudan - Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa through the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program (AFDB-P-SS-A00-002)

  • South Sudan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 18, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of South Sudan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.69 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 6.46 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 7, 2023

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According to the Bank’s website, the financing for ADRiFi in South Sudan will be channelled as an additional financing to the ongoing Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security in the Horn of Africa (BREFONS) which was approved in November 2021. The overall goal of BREFONS is to build resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the project intervention areas in the Horn of Africa. BREFONS' specific objective is to build resilience to food insecurity and climate change by enabling participating countries to: (i) increase agropastoral productivity and production systems in cross-border areas in the IGAD region (the regional clusters); (ii) make agropastoral value chains more competitive, thereby ultimately boosting trade and incomes; and (iii) enhance populations' adaptive capacity so that people can better prepare for and manage climate change, climate risks, and climate variations. The BREFONS project in South Sudan is anchored on four components: (i) strengthening pastoral and agropastoral production systems' resilience to climate change; (ii) supporting the development of agribusiness; (iii) building agropastoral communities' capacity to adapt to climate change; and (iv) coordinating the programme and managing knowledge. The additional financing for ADRiFi from TSF Pillar 1 will be used to scale-up activities under Component 3 of BREFONS, Sub-component 3.1: Enhancing climate services infrastructure and Sub-component 3.2: Providing climate risk finance and insurance. The total additional financing for Component 3 of BREFONS is UA 4.58 million. UA 4 million of the financing is from the unallocated envelope of TSF Pillar 1, which will be provided to South Sudan as a grant.

The overall goal of ADRiFi is to enhance the resilience and response to climate shocks in South Sudan by improving the management of climate disaster risks. In line with Component 3 of BREFONS, the specific objective of ADRiFi in South Sudan is to enhance the adaptive capacity to prepare for and manage climate risks in South Sudan. The ADRiFi project in South Sudan will focus on two sub-components: Sub-component 3.1: Enhancing climate services infrastructure and Subcomponent 3.2: Providing climate risk finance and insurance. Details of the additional activities to be implemented are provided in sub-section 2 (C).

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