CDI has worked together with the Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) and Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) to compile country profiles on climate change and food security & water availability, upon request by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The profiles are intended to provide embassy staff with information that can support them in making their programme portfolios more 'climate-smart'.
There are profiles about the following countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, DRC (East), Ethiopia, Ghana, Great Lakes Region, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Yemen. Each profile describes the overall ranking of the country in the so-called ND-GAIN index, which summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with readiness to improve resilience. Moreover, the profiles include sections about biophysical vulnerabilities (increased or decreased temperatures, rainfall, flooding, erosion, sea level rise, etc), effects of climate change on food security and water availability, socio-economic vulnerabilities, and national governmental strategies and policies. For each country there is a description of climate finance and projects related to climate change. Moreover every profile indicates which contributions the Netherlands embassy (of that specific country) will make to climate change adaptation and mitigation in its food and water activities.