Senegal Dakar

Dakar - Improving resilience to climate induced flooding

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Dakar

City leader Mayor Soham El Wardini

Dakar joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low-carbon and climate resilient projects. Cities throughout the world are struggling to ensure that they will be resilient to the rates of flooding predicted through climate change, particularly among some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Dakar will pave the way for other cities in Africa and the world. It will act as an example of a city which provides both a safe place to work and live, and reduces health risks. 

Dakar joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low-carbon and climate resilient projects. Cities throughout the world are struggling to ensure that they will be resilient to the rates of flooding predicted through climate change, particularly among some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Dakar will pave the way for other cities in Africa and the world. It will act as an example of a city which provides both a safe place to work and live, and reduces health risks. 

  • Project Scope Hydraulic and landscaping redevelopment of the stormwater retention basin in the Grand Yoff district
  • Project Objective Significantly reduce the vulnerability of the residents of the Grand Yoff district to flooding
  • Detailed Objectives Reduce the city of Dakar’s vulnerability to flooding Prevent the discharge of wastewater and household waste into the basin Maintain the sanitation of stormwater contained in the basins Develop green spaces around the basin Reduce health risks of residents of Grand Yoff District
  • Population of Dakar 2.5 Million

 The C40 Cities Finance Facility will support the city in the hydraulic and landscaping redevelopment of the Zone de Captage stormwater retention basin in the Grand Yoff district. This project will protect the city from flooding caused by heavy short-term rainfall and tackle the issue of illegal wastewater and household waste dumping into the basin and uncontrolled vegetation in the basin. 

The CFF's assistance will allow the city to build the business case for the project and identify the most appropriate financing sources for the project.

 

Storage volume of the Grand Yoff basin

150,000
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Size of the Grand Yoff basin

7.7 ha
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The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF is currently providing the following support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration
  • Technical, environmental, and economic feasibility study on the rehabilitation of the stormwater retention basin
  • Financial options study
  • Assessment of community-based models to provide for the maintenance of the re-developed retention basin
  • Support in carrying out consultation processes and awareness raising campaigns to ensure the long-term engagement with the project from all stakeholders
  • Studies on the economic and social impact of disconnecting illegal wastewater connections
  • Knowledge transfer on planning similar projects and capacity development of the project team in Dakar
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Dakar - Improving resilience to climate induced flooding

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The strategic importance of building flood resilience in the Greater Dakar Region

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Projet d’aménagement hydraulique, paysager et ur-bain du bassin de rétention des eaux pluviales de la Zone de Captage et de ses abords sur la commune de Grand-Yoff

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Dakar - Technical Factsheet

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