Seychelles : Strengthening Emergency Response Management and Climate Resilience

Context and Objectives

Following Tropical Cyclone Felleng that hit the Seychelles in 2013, the World Bank approved a Development Policy Loan with Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (DPL with Cat-DDO), which was established with support from the ACP-EU NDRR Program. A Cat-DDO is a contingent credit line that provides immediate liquidity to a country in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

In the context of the Cat-DDO policy dialogue, the Government of the Seychelles requested assistance for its efforts to further strengthen disaster risk and climate resilience in the country. The ACP-EU NDRR project will support the Seychelles by:

  • Strengthening disaster risk management (DRM) within the institutions of the Government;
  • Integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development planning and decision-making, thereby strengthening coastal resilience.

Main Activities

Component 1: Enhancing Seychelles’ Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) system

Seychelles’ EP&R system will be strengthened, through:

  • Developing the National Integrated Emergency Management Plan
  • Reviewing, updating and simplifying the District Contingency Plans of five prioritized districts (Anse Aux Pius; La Digue; Point La Rue; Beau Vallon, and Baie St. Anne). 

This will be done through participatory trainings and workshops with stakeholders from national and local levels.

Component 2: Integrating DRR into development planning and decision making.

This component is comprised of two sub-components:

2a) Support the Government on geospatial risk data collection and sharing.

  • This will include the organization of a workshop with expert consultants to review the draft National Spatial Data Sharing Policy.

2b) Support the Government line ministries to include risk information in their development projects. To further the use of risk information in development planning, the Government will be supported in:

  • the development and improvement of hazard and risk information;
  • the integration of risk information in policies and infrastructure decisions;
  • urban and coastal planning, including the finalization and application of the Coastal Management Plan.

Main Results

The project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project will be implemented in collaboration with Government counterparts, such as the Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, and the Department of Risk and Disaster Management.

The project team will work in close coordination with the Global Climate Change Alliance + (GCCA+). The project activities will also be aligned with the National Development Strategy and the VISION 32 Strategy.

Country
Region
  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $200,000
Duration
  • 01/2019 - 02/2020