Nigeria: Flood Impact Scoping and Capacity Building for Disaster Preparedness

Context and Objectives 
The overall objective of the activity was to provide tailored capacity building for assessing impacts, damages and losses to disasters in Nigeria to strengthen federal and state governments in their capacity to better plan response, recovery and reconstruction following disasters. The specific objectives were to:

  • Identify the causes and impacts of the floods in Kano, Lagos, and Oyo State, with a particular focus on Ibadan (Oyo State);
  • Identify the damages and losses, which occurred in consequence of the floods in Ibadan, and;
  • Provide training to expose officials from national and state governments to the conceptual framework as well as practical application of the methodological tool for damage and loss assessment.

Main Activities
This project focused on the floods which occurred from July to October 2011 in Kano, Lagos and Oyo States in Nigeria - with a particular focus on the floods in the city of Ibadan (Oyo State). The project aimed at:

  • Identifying the causes and impacts of the floods;
  • Estimating damages and losses for selected sectors; and
  • Providing a hands-on training in the Damage and Loss Assessment methodology. Cases from the flood-affected areas in Oyo State were used to illustrate the damage and loss calculations as well as urban risk reduction and management issues.

Results
All activities were successfully completed.

Partnerships and Coordination
The assessment mission was led and coordinated by the World Bank country office in Abuja (Nigeria) to ensure that activities were well connected and linked to priorities identified in the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and ongoing investment operations. Furthermore, close collaboration with the delegation of the European Union in Abuja was enhanced to capture synergies with existing programs of the European Union in Nigeria and to align the project to the agenda of the ACP-EU NDRR Program.

Country
Region
  • Africa
Priority area
  • Mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction (DRR)
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $97,898
Co-financing
  • $0
Duration
  • 12/2011 to 09/2012