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Senegal Integrated Urban Flood Management Project

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Infrastructure and built environment
Gender benefits Flood risk awareness targeted toward risks to women and children; taking into account the role of women in non-structural flood risk management particularly health risk prevention, waste and wastewater disposal. UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Location & People

  • Africa
  • Senegal SEN
Beneficiaries (approx.) 2,200,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • AFD Loan USD
  • Government of Senegal Equity USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment (Ministère du Renouveau Urbain, de l’Habitat et du Cadre de Vie – MRUHCV) Senegal
  • Senegal National Office for Sanitation (Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal – ONAS) Senegal
  • National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology (Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie – ANACIM) Senegal
  • Directorate for Water Resource Planning and Management (Direction de la Gestion et la Planification des Ressources en Eau – DGPRE) Senegal
  • Investment Promotion and Large Projects Agency (Agence de Promotion de l’Investissement et des Grands Travaux – APIX) Senegal
Senegal Integrated Urban Flood Management Project Approved October 2016 Est. implementation period 5.0 years
The Senegal Integrated Urban Flood Management project will protect urban areas in Senegal from flood risk, investing in drainage infrastructure and establishing a national disaster risk management policy.

Senegal has a rapidly urbanising population which is at increasing risk from flood disaster events. The capital city, Dakar, hosts 25% of the country’s population in an area representing less than 1% of the country’s territory. Climate change is expected to lead to more frequent intense rainfalls, risking heavy damages to the most vulnerable areas and population. Dakar and other cities have experienced frequent flooding in recent years, with major social and economic consequences. Flood management is a major part of the Senegalese government’s Disaster Risk Reduction framework, and building resistance to flooding is a top priority within the country’s INDC submission.

GCF financing will focus on soft measures. Flood risk mapping will also be undertaken, and assessments carried out on how to increase the resilience of urban areas. Future risk will be reduced through hazard monitoring, and protocols developed for managing extreme rain events. These actions will be complemented by AFD financing towards hard investments in drainage and sanitation infrastructure in one of the most vulnerable areas of the capital city (Pikine Irrégulier Sud). This approach of strengthening infrastructure and governance will put Senegal at the cutting edge of flood-management policy in West Africa.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP021 - AFD - Senegal 21 Oct 2016
Approved funding proposal FP021 - AFD - Senegal 22 Mar 2017
Gender assessment FP021 - AFD - Senegal 04 Jul 2017
Accredited Entity
  • Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) Mr. Timothée Ourbak Tel: +33 1 5344 6356 Ms. Estelle Mercier Tel: +33 1 5344 4648
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