Dominica: Enhancing Resilient Reconstruction

Context and Objectives

The ACP-EU NDRR Program supported a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following Hurricane Maria that hit Dominica on 18 September 2017. Building on the recommendations of the PDNA, the ACP-EU NDRR Program is supporting the project "Enhancing Resilient Reconstruction in Dominica".

The Government of Dominica initiated multiple large-scale housing reconstruction programs, one of which is the World Bank-financed $40 million Housing Recovery Project. The ACP-EU NDRR Program supports the critical early-implementation stage of this Housing Reconstruction Project and seeks, more broadly, to improve the application and uptake of resilient building practices and build-back-better considerations in the housing sector in Dominica.

Main Activities

The ACP-EU NDRR project seeks to advance the key elements that are necessary for a successful national housing recovery sector. It will do so by:

  • Supporting the maintenance of a Management Information System that supports both the housing recovery program and the physical planning process, and training its primary users (e.g. the Project Implementation Unit; staff of the Ministry of Housing);
  • Developing and completing transparent beneficiary identification and selection for the Housing Recovery Project;
  • Providing resilient reconstruction guidance through hands-on training to staff in the Technical Assistance Centers and to local building contractors and artisans.

Results

The Technical Assistance is at its initial stage of implementation. To date, the project hired an Urban Resilience Consultant and two local consultants, who have assisted the Government of Dominica with the preparation of documents necessary for the project’s effectiveness and with establishing implementation units. The technical assistance has supported the integration of climate resilience throughout the preparation and implementation of the Housing Recovery Project.

Partnerships and Coordination

All activities are being developed in conjunction with the National Housing Task Force, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary of Dominica, and are complementary to those of the other development partners present in the country.

Useful Links

A Results in Resilience story is accessible here.

Country
Region
  • Caribbean
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $700,000
Duration
  • 06/2018 - 01/2020