The grant objective is to strengthen use of flood management
planning tools at the Sangkat level (urban equivalent of a commune) in Phnom
Penh, Cambodia under the (P153591) Livelihood Enhancement and Association of
the Poor (LEAP) Project. The project will map flood risk zones and identify flood prone
infrastructure (including community roads, houses, drainage system and so on) particularly
in informal settlements in the capital of Phnom Penh which are vulnerable to
the impacts of urban development projects such as real estates’ development
that disrupt the environment and often cause flooding in informal settlements
and elsewhere. Phnom Penh is prone to regular flooding that disrupts people’s
livelihoods and adds to the vulnerability of those living in areas prone to
flooding. The aim of the project is to build the city’s capacity to predict,
manage, and mitigate the impact from floods at the local/commune level where
LEAP annual small-scale investments take place.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction