Republic of the Congo: Integrating Urban Resilience into Poor Neighborhood Upgrading Activities in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire

Context and Objectives 
This project aims to complement the World Bank-funded Urban Development and Poor Neighborhood Upgrading Project (DURQuaP - $80 million), with resilience and disaster preparedness considerations. The DURQuaP is a World Bank Project aiming to:

  • Improve access to infrastructure and basic services for people living in selected unplanned settlements in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire;
  • Strengthen the government and municipal capacity for urban upgrading.

This ACP-EU NDRR project will complement the DURQuaP with resilience and disaster preparedness considerations, by:

  • Integrating urban resilience in its design and implementation;
  • Building capacities and developing tools for the national and local governments to be better prepared to disaster risks.

The DURQuaP has been effective since April 2017 and has started technical and environmental studies for the construction of roads in target cities, as well as environmental and social studies for the rehabilitation of anti-erosion works.

The ACP-EU NDRR project started community-mapping activities on the ground. In addition, two community leaders from Pointe Noire and Brazzaville as well as one staff member from the DURQuaP implementation unit have been trained on the basic tools of disaster risk and community mapping.

Partnerships and Coordination
The project has been discussed with the EU Delegation in the Republic of Congo. During the project implementation, the World Bank team will brief the EU Delegation on the progress.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $300,000
  • 12/2017 - 12/2019