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Kigali Flood Control and Integrated Urban Catchment Management [NDF C118/C119]

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29.04.2019
The objective of the proposed NDF project is to support the city of Kigali and its inhabitants to improve climate resilience through better management and flood control of urban subcatchments.

Rwanda
Kigali Flood Control and Integrated Urban Catchment Management
Ref. NDF C118/C119

NDF grant EUR 2.1 million
NDF loan EUR 4.0 million
Project Period: 2019 – 2024
Partner Agency: World Bank
Implementing Agency: Rwanda Environment Management Authority

Objective
The objective of the proposed NDF project is to support the city of Kigali and its inhabitants to improve climate resilience through better management and flood control of urban subcatchments.

The following activities have been proposed to be financed by NDF:
1) Technical Assistance (TA) services to identify, assess, plan, design and support catchment management and investments relating to urban flood control (EUR 1.8 million grant)
2) Upgrading of systems relating to the urban hydrometric network, flood forecasting and early warnings, and flood preparedness planning (EUR 0.2 million grant)
3) New public and private investments in urban sub-catchment areas (EUR 4.0 million loan)
4) Technical support, monitoring, and evaluation (EUR 0.1 million grant)

The following outcomes are expected:

  • Improved flood control and management in Kigali; 
  • Better access to advance warning of major flood events; 
  • Increased number of men, women and children within the project area benefiting from improved livelihoods; 
  • Reduction in social and economic losses due to floods; 
  • Increased understanding of the cost-effectiveness of different flood prevention interventions; 
  • A prioritised plan leading to resource mobilisation for implementation of investments that will be adopted under the Kigali City Master Plan; 
  • Improved knowledge about best practices for flood prevention and disaster management; 
  • Improved early warning system, forecasting services, emergency planning and appropriate public response in disaster situations 
  • Priority public and private investments in flood reduction effective and work opportunities created.

 

Financing
The total project cost estimate is EUR 14.0 million. NDF is providing EUR 2.1 million in grant and EUR 4.0 million in loan while GEF will be requested to provide approximately EUR 8.0 million.

NDF Contact
Program Manager Martina Jägerhorn
Telephone: +358 106 18002

More Information
C118/C119 Proposal for Final Consideration