Deadline: 15-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Launched by the World Bank in partnership with IFC, the WACA Call for Innovation will try to seek solutions for the six WACA countries to reduce the impacts on down drift coastal erosion of port infrastructures, either by retrofitting existing port infrastructures or by building new ones. The solutions can be both passive (a proper design of ports) or active (with e.g. a sand by-pass system). The solutions must ensure their feasibility in the West Africa coastline context.
Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Consultancy for the review and documentation of the Ramani Huria urban flood risk mapping project, methodology and lessons and the introduction of this documented methodology in university curricula for Tanzanian university students. Ramani Huria is a Dar es Salaam based partnership of Ardhi University, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam City Councils, Disaster Management Department, Red Cross, and with support from the World Bank.
We are all too aware that difficult times lie ahead for coastal communities
Coastal erosion, especially in West Africa, has already displaced communities, with economic losses costing about 2.3% of GDP in Togo alone. In the past 60 years, sea temperatures in the Western Indian Ocean increased 0.6 C, triggering mass coral bleaching and deadly climate-related disasters across the region. The economic cost of the 1998 coral bleaching event to Zanzibar and Mombasa was in the tens of millions of dollars. The natural cost is still unknown.