Resilience for People and Landscapes Programme (REPLAP)

Contract partner: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Country: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.292.488,00 Project start: 01.09.2019 End: 31.08.2022

Short Description:

Overall goal

Overall Objective: Strengthen the resilience of communities to the impacts of increasingly severe and frequent climate disasters within well-managed and functioning river catchments and eco-systems.

Expected results

Output 1: Institutional governance strengthened for climate resilience. Consolidation of the climate-responsive mitigation and adaptation plans developed to support institutional strengthening, capacity building and learning at national and sub-national levels.

Output 2: Sustainable catchment restoration and management: Integrity, functioning and productivity of catchments and ecosystems is enhanced by appropriate techniques for restoration and sustainable management .

Output 3: Climate adaptive livelihoods systems are supported: Climate resilient value chains that promote enterprise development are strengthened and are underpinned by innovative inclusive finance models including the CECF (Community Environmental Conservation Fund).


Target group / Beneficiaries

The target area has an estimated population of 4.2 million who are highly dependent on natural resources. The Lower and Mid Tana and Aswa-Agago catchments in Kenya and Uganda are the focal areas for REPLAP, directly benefitting 386,000 vulnerable nomadic pastoral and agro-pastoral community members. From the target population, 52% of the project beneficiaries will be women (200.720) and 48% men. Fundamental to the basis of the work of IUCN REPLAP is the recognition that all livelihoods in Lower Tana and Aswa-Agago basins are directly dependent on locally available natural resources.


Output 1 will be delivered through action learning, capacity building and engagement of the established multi-stakeholder platforms to increase policy adoption and implementation of key lessons and best practices at catchment and national levels in Kenya and Uganda. Participatory planning and implementation will be applied to reduce gender disparities and support strengthening of institutions and governance structures at all levels.

Output 2 will be achieved through baseline and impact assessments, development of monitoring and evaluation framework that is gender responsive and community management plans; formation of community structures which include women, men and youth, awareness creation, hydrological and flood mappings and plans, development of well managed ecosystem compliant water supplies and early warning systems, allocation plans, climate smart irrigation and restoration of degraded sites.

Sustainable value chains in Output 3 will provide the economic driver to improve resilience and livelihoods. These will be camel milk in Kenya and shea in Uganda. By the 3rd year, 30,000 people (at least 14,400 men and 15,600 women) will have improved access to markets in Kenya and Uganda as a result of programme supported infrastructure initiatives. Climate resilience inclusive finance will be available for livelihood enhancement and as an incentive for ecosystem restoration.



The Resilience for People and Landscapes Programme (REPLAP) is a three-year innovative programme aimed at building the resilience of communities and ecosystems within selected river sub-catchments to the impacts of increasingly severe and frequent drought, through strengthened ecosystem management and adaptive capacity. It builds on the experience and results of the Building Drought Resilience (BDR) project, which has previously been co-funded by ADA, and a detailed situational analysis of the regional climate change vulnerability assessments that depict an increased exposure to climate-induced drought risks for communities, ecosystems and economies in the dryland areas.


project number 2677-00/2018
source of funding OEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change adaptation: 2, Biodiversity: 1, Desertification: 2, Gender: 1, Democracy: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.