West African countries commit to common vision for coastal resilience

Togolese families often place talismans, thought to contain magical or spiritual properties, outside their homes facing the Atlantic Ocean in hopes of westafrica_coastalerosion_780x520protecting their dwellings from encroaching tides.

Unfortunately, dozens of villages have been devoured since the mid-1990s, leaving behind shells of houses, livelihoods and memories in the wake of a coast receding as much as 5-10 meters per year. When expatriates return to Togo’s coast to visit their childhood homes, they are astonished to see that communities have literally washed out to sea.

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eC2:Community Urban Risk Mapping – Cookbook

Deadline: 16-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

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.

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