Over the next 20 years, 95% of global urban growth will occur in developing and emerging countries, dramatically increasing the concentration of people and assets exposed to climate risks. Fortunately, there is growing recognition by the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and development partners that proactive and preventive actions are critical to minimize and better manage future risks.
In view of this, a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank has been established to support the GoT in its
According to DFID’s Business Case for establishing the TF, three major challenges contribute to increasing vulnerability of Tanzanian cities:
The Programmatic Trust Fund uses a multi-sectoral approach to responding to these needs and challenges.
The Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme will benefit all Tanzanian cities, on three levels:
The first priority of the
Guided by the data and management tools of pillar one, the
To address a gap inhibiting the country’s ability to respond to climate-related disaster, the Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme additionally focuses on stakeholders involved with short term disaster events and preparedness activities. Also guided by the data of pillar one, scenarios of city risk are used to identify and prepare vulnerable groups with emergency response plans, design early warning systems, institute requirements for equipment, tools, infrastructure, simulations, and drills, and improve damage assessment capacities.
Analytical and Advisory Assistance (AAA) projects
Tanzania Urbanization Review, through extensive analysis of the urban sector, will provide the evidence base for urban policy and programming to better capture the benefits of urbanization;
Building Climate Resilience in Tanzania is piloting the use of emergent ICT solutions to address disaster risk reduction challenges posed by changing hydrological hazards in Tanzania’s water sector in urban areas. The initiative has laid an important foundation on which lessons learned and stakeholder engagement has been built for local level actors in the area of climate change.
The Spatial Development of African Cities Project includes a historically informed case study of the evolution of Dar es Salaam’s spatial structure and current functioning; and
Promoting Green Development in Africa aims to enhance the relationship between urbanization, environmental assets and ecosystem services, and incorporates an Urban Environmental Profile of Dar es Salaam, and case study of the city’s Msimbazi River catchment, which will explore the potential costs and benefits of carrying out catchment-to-coast restoration measures to ameliorate flood risk in the catchment.
Partners and stakeholders of the Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme are invited to participate to connect with each other, contribute knowledge, and participate in programme-related events.