The World Bank Board of Directors has approved additional financing for the Senegal Stormwater Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project. The additional financing amounts to a total of $38 million, of which $35 million is provided by the World Bank.
The proposed project will improve stormwater drainage and flood prevention in peri-urban Dakar for the benefit of local residents. The specific goal of the additional financing is to improve flood prevention management in peri-urban areas of Dakar and to promote city sustainability management practices, including climate resilience, in two selected urban areas.
This is to be achieved through the following components:
- Integration of climate risks in urban planning and management
- Drainage investments and management
- Community engagement in urban flood-risk reduction and adaptation to climate change
- Project coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation
More information can be found in the Project Information Document, which can also be found through the project website.