The objective of this grant is to support the Government of Rwanda and the City of Kigali’s efforts in building resilience against floods by providing technical assistance to implement flood risk management intermediate and long-term solutions funded by the Rwanda Urban Development Project II (RUDP-II). The World Bank RUDP-II team will support the City of Kigali and
the Rwanda Water Boards implementing storm water management activities in
Kigali. The planned activities include: (i) technical support to the Government for planning, delivery
and supervision of revised stormwater and wetland management models for Kigali; (ii) recommendations
for the planning and quality assurance in the collection of additional
information that will facilitate the calibration of a revised model; (iii) continue to enhance the Government of Rwanda’s capacity for an integrated
stormwater management approach in Kigali and development of a stormwater management master plan; and (iv) technical support to the City of Kigali for the
understanding, conceptualization and implementation of Nature-based solutions
(NBS) for different sites, including urban upgrading.Review the national coordination structure for
emergency response and mandates for relevant stakeholders, and discuss the roles and responsibilities in the
event of an emergency, through the lens of the coordination needed in case of the
activation of the CERC in RUDP-II.Explore how the recommendations for integrated flood risk management and nature-base solutions in Kigali apply to the Secondary Cities, Rubavu, Nyagatare, Musanze, Huye, Rusizi and Muhanga, considering the different landscapes, climate resilience priorities, and urban plans in the Secondary Cities. The assistance is aimed at identifying the barriers for planning and delivering such solutions in Kigali and other urban centers in Rwanda, and propose a suit of recommendations
for capacity strengthening, policy enhancement and financing options.The Rwanda Country Partnership Framework recognizes that well‐managed urbanization is essential for Rwanda to achieve its aspirations for growth and poverty reduction. Investments under RUDP-II will principally contribute to intensified urban agglomeration through financing (i) basic infrastructure and service provision in unplanned settlements in Kigali and the six secondary cities, (ii) integrated flood risk management, and wetland restoration in the city of Kigali, and (iii) effective urban planning and management capacity at the national and subnational levels. This technical assistance will contribute to the three objectives;

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