Higher capacity of IDPs communities to mitigate and adapt to effects of climate change and environmental degradation in the targeted communities through diversifying livelihoods, raising awareness, and integrating NRM into development processes
Reducing vulnerability and building resilience are two major themes of the current World Bank Strategy for Africa. African countries and their people are subject to a large number of shocks with an immediate impact on lowering living standards. Owing to the limited possibilities to insure against macroeconomic and idiosyncratic shocks, as well as natural disasters, conflict, and political violence, poor Africans adopt risk-averse behaviors, which keep them in poverty.The World Bank Strategy for Africa postulates that preventing or mitigating the effects of these shocks - building resilience - has to be tailored to the nature of the shock. The project focus on building capacities of local authorities, civil societies, and communities to collectively plan and deliver services resonates firmly with state-building objectives of SPF. The objectives of increasing resilience to resource shocks, increasing social cohesion, and recovery for conflict-affected populations are also common priorities. Finally, SLDP2 seeks to build on partnerships to provide catalytic support to transitional solutions in Kassala. To the extent possible, SLDP will seek to partner and coordinate efforts with other projects in the state, including the WB-financed Sudan Sustainable Natural Resource Management Project (SSNRM) and Social Safety Nets Project (SSN).