Senegal Dakar

Dakar - Improving resilience to climate induced flooding

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Dakar Map

Dakar

City leader Mayor Soham El Wardini

Dakar joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low-carbon and climate resilient projects. Cities throughout the world are struggling to ensure that they will be resilient to the rates of flooding predicted through climate change, particualrly among some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Dakar will pave the way for other cities in Africa and the world to develop a city which both provides a safe place to work and live and reduces health risks. 

Dakar joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low-carbon and climate resilient projects. Cities throughout the world are struggling to ensure that they will be resilient to the rates of flooding predicted through climate change, particualrly among some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Dakar will pave the way for other cities in Africa and the world to develop a city which both provides a safe place to work and live and reduces health risks. 

  • Project Scope Hydraulic and landscaping redevelopment of the storm-water retention basin in the Grand Yoff district
  • Project Objective Significantly reduce the vulnerability of the citizens of the Grand Yoff basin to flooding
  • Population of Dakar 2.8 Million

The C40 Cities Finance Facility will support the city in the hydraulic and landscaping redevelopment the Grand Yoff storm-water retention basin. This project will protect the city from flooding caused by heavy short-term rainfall and tackle the issue of illegal waste-water dumping and uncontrolled vegetation in the basin. 

The CFF's assistance will allow the city to build the business case for the project and identify the most appropriate financing sources for the project. 

Storage volume of the Grand Yoff basin

165,000 m3
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Size of the Grand Yoff basin

7.7 ha
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The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF is currently providing the following support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Technical and economic feasibility study on the rehabilitation of the storm-water retention basin
  • Financial options study;
  • Assessment of community-based models to provide for the maintenance of the re-developed retention basin;
  • Support in carrying out consultation processes and awareness raising campaigns to ensure the long-term engagement with the project from all stakeholders;
  • Economic and Social Impact studies on the disconnecting illegal wastewater connections.
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