Tanzania Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam - Community support for flood prevention

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City leader Mayor Isaya Charles

Dar es Salaam 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. As a result of unprecedented rates of urbanisation across Africa, many cities are now struggling with the presence of informal settlements in floodplains, leading to some of the cities poorest citizens being particualrly vulnerable to the effects of climate induced flooding. Dar es Salaam will set down a precedent in the region on how to protect these communities.   

Dar es Salaam 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. As a result of unprecedented rates of urbanisation across Africa, many cities are now struggling with the presence of informal settlements in floodplains, leading to some of the cities poorest citizens being particualrly vulnerable to the effects of climate induced flooding. Dar es Salaam will set down a precedent in the region on how to protect these communities.   

  • Project Objective Reduce Dar es Salaam’s vulnerability to climate change induced flooding
  • Population of Dar es Salaam 4.4 Million

The C40 Cities Finance Facility is supporting the city to develop flood protection measures in the middle catchment area of the Msimbazi floodplain, protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens. These measures will be designed to protect surrounding communities from flood events caused by heavy short-term rainfall and tackle the (waste-) blocked storm water and drainage infrastructure. In addition, neighbouring low-income populations will benefit from reductions in water pollution, improved recycling of waste as well as employment creation.

The CFF’s assistance will allow the city to build the business case for the project and find the most appropriate financing sources for both the flood protection and the waste management components of the project.

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;
  • Financing the feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Exploring potential financing and funding structures for the project;
  • Review of waste management best practices, with a focus on community-driven initatives.
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Tags Resilience