Following a two year process, UN-Habitat was accredited to the Adaptation Fund in August 2015. It has since successfully submitted a concept note entitled, “Enhancing
the climate and disaster resilience of the most vulnerable rural and emerging urban human settlements in Lao PDR”.
The project, currently in the phase of detailed project design, focuses on the southern provinces of Laos where the primary beneficiaries are approximately 47,000 people in 189 vulnerable settlements. In these settlements at least 60 per cent of the population is impoverished, and many represent ethnic minorities. The settlements are affected by floods, droughts, landslides and climate related diseases. Very little basic services exist in these settlements.