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Action Pledges


Responding to climate-related emergencies

Partner World Food Programme (WFP)

Date of submission 01/11/2008


WFP Action pledge I

The main purpose of this project is:

  • To maintain an appropriate level of emergency response capacity, to be deployed in the event of an extreme climatic event or crisis.
  • To prepare for the increased risk of hunger associated with some of the impacts of climate change by augmenting WFP’s existing rapid response capacity in the field.
  • To reflect the emphasis on responding to climate change contained in WFP’s Strategic Plan (2008-2011), including through promoting risk management approaches and management measures such as early warning systems, and risk-sharing mechanisms such as index-based weather insurance.
Action pledge updates 

WFP Action pledge I 1st update


WFP Action Pledge I 2nd update. Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Further information

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD)
Inter-Agency Standing Committy (IASC)
 Food Security Outlook Forums (concept note)

Regional focus All regions
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
NWP work area Climate related risks and extreme events
Target group Communities

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.