The objective of this grant is to
provide support to the Government of Guyana in building
climate and flood resilience in the Georgetown metropolitan
area. This proposed TA will support building climate and flood resilience in
the Georgetown metropolitan area and expansion zones, by supporting the Government
of Guyana to better understand the hydrological regime. The project will
finance the development of a technical foundation for a master plan
of future interventions. The issues include strengthening
understanding of the urban drainage system and inter-linkages with the drainage
system in the coastal zone surrounding Georgetown, identifying bottlenecks
and opportunities for improvement taking into account possible future
urban expansion that is expected following large discoveries of off-shore oil,
and capacity building so that the Government is able to better manage
and maintain the drainage system.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Disaster Risk Finance
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Resilient Recovery
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality
Resilient Infrastructure
The Challenge Fund

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