National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for Sudan.
Climate Related Hazards
* Flooding (flash) * Drought and low flows * Windstorms * Intense rainfall * Sand/dust storms * Heat waves
Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts
* Reduced agricultural production * Water shortage and/or groundwater depletion * Increased disease and/or other health problems * Food security * Income generation
Priority Adaptation Projects
1. Rangeland rehabilitation and water harvesting in the Butana area of Gedarif State 2. Improved water harvesting practices 3. Improving sustainable agricultural practices under increasing heat-stress in the River Nile State 4. Environmental conservation and biodiversity restoration in northern Kordofan State as a coping mechanism for rangeland protection 5. Strategies to adapt to drought-induced water shortages in highly vulnerable areas in Central Equatorial State