Mozambique: Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Building Climate Resilience

Context and Objectives

The Government of Mozambique approved in October 2017 the ambitious National Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Master Plan 2017-2030, which is now the guiding instrument for DRM interventions in Mozambique.

The Government of Mozambique requested support from the World Bank for the financing and implementation of their long-term DRM program. The World Bank approved an US$80 million Program-for-Results (PforR), which will focus on strengthening government capacity and systems, including the operationalization and capitalization of the newly established disaster fund, strengthening early warning, and strengthening the resilience of public buildings.

The ACP-EU NDRR project will bring further analytics and policy dialogue to support the investments under the US$80 million program.

Main Activities

Component 1: Sectoral Resilience.

Advisory work will be conducted, aiming to mainstream disaster and climate resilience in key sectors such as transport, health infrastructure and urban development. The ACP-EU NDRR project will review existing norms and regulations, and develop improved guidelines and construction norms.

Component 2: Early warning systems

Early warning system information in Mozambique often does not reach districts and communities in a timely manner. The ACP-EU NDRR project will conduct an in-depth assessment on gaps in the early warning system, including information dissemination arrangements. The outcomes of the assessment will help identify key result areas to be funded by the PforR.

Component 3: Policy dialogue, donor coordination and program implementation support

Multiple policy dialogues on disaster resilience will be organised, amongst which one focusing on infrastructure resilience. The policy dialogues will bring together various government counterparts and partners.

Results

This project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project will be implemented by the World Bank and the Mozambique National Disaster Management Institute, in close coordination with sectoral ministries.

Country
Region
  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
Duration
  • 01/2019 - 02/2020