Hydraulic and landscape development for rainwater retention in a catchment area, Commune of Grand-Yoff

Potential climate/ disaster impacts addressed by approach & Justification for approach:

Floods have and will continue to constrain socio-economic development in Senegal and in the Greater Dakar region and entrench a greater share of the population into poverty. In the face of a rapidly changing climate, floods of increased intensity and frequency will deepen the vulnerability of the Dakarois population to future climate-related hazards and economic shocks (such as the one brought on by the Covid-19 crisis) and limit their ability to recover.

Process of Implementation:

The CFF provides cities with technical assistance to develop finance-ready low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure projects. The project in Dakar was one of 14 projects that received support between 2019 - 2021. The CFF funded the technical studies needed to redesign the stormwater retention basin in the Grand Yoff District. This project entails the development of a multi-purpose basin that improves the city’s resilience to flooding , reduces health hazards, and incorporates public amenities. Therefore, improving living conditions within the vicinity of the basin.

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