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Country Project Description
Rwanda Building Resilience to Flood Hazards in Northwest Rwanda through Improved National and Local Capacity $68,120 08/2015 - 10/2017

This project aims to improve capacity in Northwest Rwanda for flood risk forecasting, risk reduction, and preparedness. It will: (i) prepare technical studies and analytical work, particularly hydrological modeling and flood-risk mapping; and (ii) provide expertise for training of agencies and communities at the national and local levels. Project outputs will inform development and investment planning for the Government of Rwanda, the World Bank, and other development partners. Specifically, it will inform World Bank’s Landscape Approach to Forest Reforestation and Conservation (LAFREC) project to promote flood risk reduction as essential for landscape restoration activities. Activities include: (i) promoting efforts to improve national and local understanding of natural disaster risk by building understanding of hydro-meteorologically induced risks in Northwest Rwanda. To accomplish this, technical assistance will produce detailed hydrological models for selected watersheds in the target landscape. Based on these models and using produced flood risk maps, activities will identify disaster-prone communities and sectors. In these areas, the project will support improvements of national and local development plans by identifying high-risk activities and appropriate disaster risk reduction interventions to incorporate disaster resilience in local planning processes. Additionally, through analytics, training, and guidance provided under the project, and complementary investments by LAFREC, the government will develop timely, actionable hydro-meteorological forecasting and an effective early warning system for at-risk communities in the Northwest. It will also build local capacity for implementing emergency response plans, and the participatory design and implementation of flood mitigation measures in selected priority areas.

Africa Strengthening Flood Management in the White Volta Basin $1,500,000 02/2015 - 03/2018

This project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of Government of Ghana agencies responsible for flood and disaster risk management through two areas: (i) strengthening flood forecasting in the White Volta Basin; and (ii) strengthening institutional capacities for disaster preparedness. This will result in increased accuracy and timeliness of flood forecasts in the White Volta Basin; a greater portion of beneficiaries, gender disaggregated, receiving tailored flood risk information; more hydrological and meteorological stations reporting in real time to flood forecasting; flood risk maps for districts in the White Volta Basin; short courses on disaster risk management (DRM) delivered at various levels in Ghana; and advocacy events on DRM.

Global Code for Resilience – 2015 $612,000 11/2014 - 09/2017

This project aims to increase awareness amongst technical communities in the regions and globally of disaster risk management (DRM) challenges facing developing countries, and to increase the resilience of disaster-prone communities and nations through the development of new technology-based tools that address DRM needs. The brainstorming, training, and coding events will highlight the importance of code and tools that enable preventive measures can save lives, property, helping to avoid the expense of post-disaster humanitarian action.

Malawi Malawi 2015 Flood Post-Disaster Needs Assessment $368,685 02/2015 - 07/2016

Following severe floods in January 2015, the Government of Malawi requested the support of GFDRR and partners, including the World Bank to conduct a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and disaster recovery framework (DRF). The objectives of the project are to: estimate the overall impact of the floods on the socio-economic development of the country and on affected districts and communities; assess the physical and human impacts of the disaster in order to develop a recovery and reconstruction framework presenting the early, medium, and long-term recovery and reconstruction needs with costs and a timeline in one consolidated report; ensure that strategies for recovery integrate concepts of disaster risk reduction and “build back better,” and address gender and environmental concerns; recommend and define a strategy for disaster risk management in the country; and recommend institutional mechanisms and policy options to be undertaken in support of the recovery and reconstruction process and that promote long term disaster resilience.

Dominican Republic Identifying Risk to Protect Schools in the Dominican Republic $638,574 04/2015 - 10/2017

The objective of this project is to strengthening the national capacity of the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education and National Emergency Commission in risk assessment and mapping of critical public school infrastructure facilities, thus informing national resilience building. Technical assistance will be implemented by the World Bank in partnership with a non-governmental organization (NGO) consortium consisting of Plan, Oxfam and Habitat for Humanity, with a focus on strengthening the evaluation of disaster risk of public schools using a “School Safety Index” (SSI). Activities will build on and scale up an existing pilot project financed by the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) Disaster Preparedness Program to strengthen government capacity in disaster risk assessment and emergency information management.

Dominican Republic Identifying Risk to Protect Schools in the Dominican Republic $638,574 04/2015 - 10/2017

The objective of this project is to strengthening the national capacity of the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education and National Emergency Commission in risk assessment and mapping of critical public school infrastructure facilities, thus informing national resilience building. Technical assistance will be implemented by the World Bank in partnership with a non-governmental organization (NGO) consortium consisting of Plan, Oxfam and Habitat for Humanity, with a focus on strengthening the evaluation of disaster risk of public schools using a “School Safety Index” (SSI). Activities will build on and scale up an existing pilot project financed by the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) Disaster Preparedness Program to strengthen government capacity in disaster risk assessment and emergency information management.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Enhancing capacity to understand disaster response needs and road network vulnerability (Bank Executed) $250,000 07/2016 - 07/2018

The objective of the project is to improve the government’s capacity on disaster and emergency response and to support the incorporation of disaster risk considerations in road network management. This will be achieved by: (i) strengthening the capacity of the Civil Protection Agencies to understand the overall needs in disaster and emergency response; and (ii) strengthening the capacity of the Public Company Roads of Federation and Public Company Roads of Republika Srpska to better understand climate resilience and disaster risks.

Georgia Increasing Climate Resilience of Georgia's Road Network (Bank Executed) $200,000 07/2016 - 08/2017

The objective of this project is to build an effective strategy to manage climate risks in Georgia’s road network by assessing the vulnerability of the country's roads to climate change and improving the Roads Department (RD) of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (RDMRDI)'s climate resilience planning. The project will support the implementation of the following activities: (i) development of a country-wide methodology to assess Georgia's road network vulnerability to climate change (including climate change hotspots mapping); (ii) development of a climate change hotspots database to be part of RD’s Road Asset Management System (RAMS); and (iii) development of a climate resilience engineering audit methodology for road interventions.

Tajikistan Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Tajikistan (Bank Executed) $1,250,000 05/2016 - 05/2019

The objective of this project is to strengthen disaster risk management (DRM) capacity in Tajikistan by: (i) supporting disaster risk-informed design for critical infrastructure, (ii) strengthening the understanding of disaster risks; and (iii) improving the government’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to disasters. The project is supporting the development of technical studies on hazards to inform the design of critical infrastructure; conducting risk assessments and providing recommendations for the improvement of disaster preparedness and response capacities; and improving exposure data for the transport sector.

Uzbekistan Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Uzbekistan (Bank Executed) $1,250,000 02/2016 - 09/2018

The objective of the project is to enhance the Government of Uzbekistan’s capacity to identify, prioritize, and plan for implementing seismic risk reduction activities and emergency preparedness investments. The project is advancing efforts to strengthen dialogue on urban resilience at the national and local levels, as well as contributing to the advancement of the disaster risk management agenda.

Armenia Vulnerability Assesment of Public Facilities in Armenia $200,677 06/2013 - 06/2016

The objective of the proposed project is to assess vulnerability of selected key public facilities and prioritize these for seismic risk mitigation investments, including for the retrofitting. The planned activities will directly support the country's priorities in disaster risk reduction.

Suriname Suriname Greater Paramaribo Flood Risk Management Program $350,000 04/2016 - 12/2017

The objective of this technical assistance is to assess flood risk in the Greater Paramaribo area and enable the Government of Suriname to develop a program of strategic flood risk management investments and policies to address recurrent flooding and anticipated climate change impacts. The technical assistance will provide an initial baseline and generate analytical outputs for flood risk management, including: (i) strategic flood risk assessment for Greater Paramaribo, with a focus on urban drainage and environmental coastal management (e.g. mangroves); (ii) prioritized flood management investment plan based on cost-benefit analysis of different investment and policy options; and (iii) hydrodynamic model and an urban flood map to improve and support decision-making regarding land use planning and urban development. In addition, activities will generate a Coastal Resilience Assessment evaluating the current habitat status and risk to mangrove environments and existing coastal protection ecosystem services. They will also analyze the economic benefits mangroves can provide Paramaribo – in terms of improved livelihoods, agriculture and aquaculture resulting from improved hydrodynamics and reduced sedimentation and flooding. These benefits will be weighed against the cost-effectiveness of different flood risk management and coastal management options to mitigate sea-level rise and coastal winds. Importantly, activities will help improve institutional capacity and enhance communication between relevant stakeholders and departments for improved flood risk management. This will include training Ministry of Public Works staff to develop and use the hydrodynamic model as well as utilize radar and better interpret meteorological data.

Bolivia Bolivia: Qualitative Study of Floods, Droughts and Pathways out of Poverty $118,000 02/2016 - 03/2017

The objective of this analytical study is to understand how floods and droughts affect the well-being of poor Bolivian households, while gaining insights on flood, drought, and other climate change-related vulnerabilities that cannot be captured by a quantitative analysis. the study will assess the human dimensions of flood and drought impacts among poor communities in Bolivia through conducting semi-structured interviews with households and focus group discussions with women and men in six rural communities exposed to floods and droughts, as well as consultations with decision-makers at the community and policymaking levels. The study aims to better understand perceptions, social dynamics, coping mechanisms, risk transfer mechanisms, decision-making processes and mitigation strategies employed by individuals and households, both before and after the occurrence of a flood or drought event. Findings from the study will contribute to the design of a long-term climate change adaptation strategy through knowledge creation on how constant exposure to droughts and floods affect the capacity of households to move out of poverty.

Pakistan Social Inclusion and Resilience Framework for Karachi $323,000 03/2016 - 06/2018

This project aims to develop community-based approaches to support inclusion and resilience of youth and women in Karachi, Pakistan. This will take place in two phases. The first phase will develop a social inclusion and resilience framework that supports the transformation and sustainable growth of Karachi. The second phase will support lower priority activities. During phase one, activities will focus on conducting research identifying: (i) broad categories of communities/groups vulnerable and marginalized as a result of city dynamics; (ii) cross-cutting challenges and opportunities (economic, spatial, access to services, natural hazards, climate change, etc.) that need to be considered in the development of programs for these priority groups; (iii) a prioritized list of communities to engaged in a social inclusion and resilience plan for the city; and (iv) outlining further areas of research, while the World Bank develops a pipeline of activities for Karachi. During the second phase, activities will focus on disseminating research in a conference style workshop, as well as piloting lower priority activities identified in the phase one framework.

Afghanistan Mainstreaming Natural Hazard and Climate Risk Information and Community Driven Development in Afghanistan $1,300,000 10/2016 - 08/2019

This project seeks to integrate natural hazard and climate change risk information into planning and decision making for select sectors in Afghanistan, and promote risk informed community-driven development (CDD). To achieve this objective, the project will support: (i) knowledge management and dissemination of hazard risk profiles; (ii) development of an exposure model for Kabul City to increase urban resilience; and (iii) development and piloting resilient infrastructure designs for inclusive and community resilience. Hazard profiles will be used to strengthen risk data management and sharing, build risk awareness among government counterparts, and development to promote DRM efforts in the country’s development planning. Building upon hazard profiles, assessments in Kabul City will deploy risk data to strengthen urban planning and establish a foundation for longer-term investments to reduce risk in the built environment. In parallel, activities will aim to increase the risk awareness of communities and support conducting participatory disaster risk mapping to inform the design and implementation of potential community projects. This activity will support the development and delivery of training modules for provincial level and/or community level master trainers on key aspects of disaster and climate risk management.

Jordan Improving Urban Resilience in Cities Impacted by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan $500,000 01/2017 - 06/2018

This project aims to use hazard risk profiling to inform improvements in overall urban resilience in cities in Jordan that have been affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. It will leverage work underway by UNHABITAT and other partners to map the risk profiles of municipalities. It will also undertake additional assessments of the overall social cohesion, governance systems, fiscal, infrastructure, and service delivery in selected municipalities. Project activities will help develop and implement local emergency and risk management plans. The goal is to mitigate critical natural and man-made risks and vulnerabilities to internal and external shocks tied to social cohesion, governance, service delivery, economic, and fiscal dynamics. Based on results, the project will also identify adjustments and investments necessary to improve living conditions for both host communities and refugees in these cities.

Bhutan Bhutan: Hydromet Services and Disaster Resilience Regional Project $500,000 01/2016 - 06/2019

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Royal Government of Bhutan to improve weather forecasting, disaster risk management (DRM), and climate services. This grant is part of a larger program supported by the European Union and Japan. It will support the government to carry out technical studies related to sector-specific hydromet services (e.g. agriculture), basin-level end-to-end multi-hazard early warning systems, glacier monitoring, information and communication technologies (ICT) and DRM, and community-based DRM. Project activities focus on the national and sub-national levels. At the national level, improved weather and hydrological forecasting will benefit sectors such as aviation, disaster risk management (DRM), and agriculture. Hazard-vulnerable communities will benefit through investments in disaster preparedness and response capacity including construction of a National Emergency Operations Centre, capacity strengthening of district emergency operation centers, and strengthening of helicopter- based emergency response services. At the district-level, farmers and flood-prone communities will benefit through improved access to agrometeorology and disaster-related information enhancing or expand agricultural crops and/or increasing crop production.

El Salvador Mainstream Disaster Risk Management in El Salvador Education Sector $830,000 11/2015 - 12/2017

This project supports the Government of El Salvador in mainstreaming disaster risk management (DRM) in the regulation, planning, design, construction, and management of school infrastructure aligned with the national education sector development plan. Activities are focused on delivering six key outputs: (i) a baseline to support the nationwide inventory of existing school infrastructure by improving and completing the existing census with structural and functional indicators; (ii) a framework to conduct a diagnostic of school infrastructure regulations; (iii) a framework to plan, design, and construct school infrastructure based upon gaps and improvement needs identified; (iv) disaster risk assessment to conduct a nationwide probabilistic seismic risk assessment of school facilities, as well as flood and landslide risk in a pilot area; (v) a baseline for short, medium and long-term DRM programs to support formulating a risk mitigation program for school infrastructure; and (vi) institutional capacity development of the Ministry of Education (MINED) and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) on DRM to enable generating, understanding, and using risk information in decision-making.

Georgia Advancing a Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program in Georgia (Bank Executed) $150,000 06/2015 - 06/2017

The objective of this project is to support the Government of Georgia in advancing a comprehensive approach to build resilience to the impact of adverse natural events. This would be achieved through: i) developing a strategic framework to promote the resilience agenda; ii) improving the accessibility and management of existing risk information; and iii) enhancing understanding of the fiscal burden of disasters and options to increase financial resilience.

Georgia Developing a Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program in Georgia (Bank Executed) $350,000 08/2015 - 12/2017

The objective of this project is to support the Government of Georgia to advance a comprehensive approach to building resilience to the impact of adverse natural events. This will be achieved through: i) developing a strategic framework that promotes the resilience agenda; ii) improving the accessibility and management of existing hazard risk information; and iii), enhancing the understanding of the fiscal burden of disasters and options to increase financial resilience.

Serbia Strengthening of Early Warning Systems under Serbia National DRM Program I $500,000 02/2016 - 02/2018

The project will support the improvement of institutional response and preparedness capacities of key stakeholders at national, municipal and local levels. for disaster risk identification. The project will also aim to strengthen the monitoring of national early warning systems.

Bhutan Bhutan: Hydromet Services and Disaster Resilience Regional Project $1,800,000 09/2016 - 06/2020

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Royal Government of Bhutan to improve weather forecasting, disaster risk management (DRM), and climate services. This project is part of a larger program supported by the European Union and Japan. This grant provides particular support to establishing and procuring weather and hydrological forecasting systems, services for a National Emergency Operations Center, and agrometeorology decision support and information systems. Project activities focus on the national and sub-national levels. At the national level, improved weather and hydrological forecasting will benefit sectors such as aviation, disaster risk management (DRM), and agriculture. Hazard-vulnerable communities will benefit through investments in disaster preparedness and response capacity including construction of a National Emergency Operations Centre, capacity strengthening of district emergency operation centers, and strengthening of helicopter- based emergency response services. At the district-level, farmers and flood-prone communities will benefit through improved access to agrometeorology and disaster-related information enhancing or expand agricultural crops and/or increasing crop production. Activities will also support the government to carry out technical studies relating to sector-specific hydromet services (e.g. agriculture), basin-level end-to-end multi-hazard early warning systems, glacier monitoring, information and communications technology (ICT) and DRM, and community-based DRM.

Bhutan Bhutan: Hydromet Services and Disaster Resilience Regional Project $1,500,000 09/2016 - 06/2020

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Royal Government of Bhutan to improve weather forecasting, disaster risk management (DRM), and climate services. This project is part of a larger program supported by the European Union and Japan. This grant provides support to operationalize the National Emergency Operations Center; develop helicopter response capacities; and procure and establish hydrological forecasting systems. Project activities focus on the national and sub-national levels. At the national level, improved weather and hydrological forecasting will benefit sectors such as aviation, disaster risk management (DRM), and agriculture. Hazard-vulnerable communities will benefit through investments in disaster preparedness and response capacity including construction of a National Emergency Operations Centre, capacity strengthening of district emergency operation centers, and strengthening of helicopter- based emergency response services. At the district-level, farmers and flood-prone communities will benefit through improved access to agrometeorology and disaster-related information enhancing or expand agricultural crops and/or increasing crop production. Activities will also support the government to carry out technical studies relating to sector-specific hydromet services (e.g. agriculture), basin-level end-to-end multi-hazard early warning systems, glacier monitoring, information and communications technology (ICT) and DRM, and community-based DRM.

Ghana Disaster Risk Management Country Plan $748,920 09/2014 - 12/2016

The objective of the project, which is implemented by Ghana’s Water Resources Commission, is to reduce country's vulnerability to natural hazards. It will do so by: (i) strengthening the country’s relevant policy, strategy, and institutional capacity, and supporting advocacy for disaster risk reduction; (ii) identifying disaster risks and support early warning and hydro-meteorological systems; (iii) reducing underlying risks and vulnerabilities, particularly in the water sector; and (iv) improving disaster preparedness for effective response.

Burundi Burundi - Flood and Landslide Preparedness to Improve Community Resilience $743,982 06/2015 - 06/2019

The objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities living in the cholera belt in Burundi through improved flood and landslide preparedness, knowledge, and mechanisms at the community-level. Specifically, the project aims to promote community-managed early warning action mechanisms and weather alert systems by improving community knowledge and local planning for disaster risk resilience and climate change adaptation (CCA) through trainings by the Burundi Red Cross, multi-platform media engagements (including cinema and radio); facilitating learning exchanges among national Red Cross Societies; and providing an independent evaluation to assess the cost effectiveness and gains made by community-managed systems and whether have they reduced the impact of floods and landslide on vulnerable communities.