Across Africa, disaster risk finance is putting a resilient future within reach

Sub-Saharan Africa knows more than its fair share of disasters induced by natural across-africa-disaster-risk-finance-is-putting-a-resilient-future-within-reach-780x439.jpghazards. The past few months alone have seen drought in the Horn of Africa, floods in Mali and Rwanda, and landslides in Ethiopia and Uganda. Between 2005 and 2015, the region experienced an average of 157 disasters per year, claiming the lives of roughly 10,000 people annually.

Disasters can have a debilitating impact on countries’ growth and development prospects. Losses from disasters are only expected to rise as the impacts of climate change intensify across the region. Given these challenges, governments have often been reliant on external aid and budget reallocation to pay for disaster recovery. However, this financing strategy comes at a cost. Uncertainty and delays in aid flows tend to complicate planning for relief and recovery efforts, and budget reallocations can divert funding from vital development programs.

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eC2: Upscaling Nature-Based Flood Protection in Mozambique’s coastal cities

waterDeadline: 05-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: 

The consultancy is expected to contribute to the upscaling of nature-based approaches for urban flood risk management in Mozambique. Specific objectives are to: (1) identify lessons learnt from a green infrastructure pilot project in Beira, as well as legal, regulatory, and institutional constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming nature-based solutions for urban risk management in Mozambique; and (2) identify various options for nature-based and hybrid solutions to manage urban flood risks in two Mozambican cities and assess their effectiveness, costs, and benefits. The two pilot cities that were selected for consideration are Quelimane in Zambezia Province and Nacala in Nampula Province.

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