Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. This is mainly due to its high dependence on climate-sensitive natural resources and its low adaptive capacity. The country has been increasingly affected by natural hazards. Floods, droughts, and storms, which often trigger secondary hazards such as landslides, fires, infestations and outbreaks of disease, cause each year loss of life and severe damage to livelihoods and infrastructure. Considering the expected impacts of climate change, with wet seasons getting wetter and dry seasons getting dryer, these hazards are likely to increase in frequency and intensity.

The project’s main objective is to enhance the climate and disaster resilience of the most vulnerable rural and emerging urban human settlements in Southern Lao PDR by increasing sustainable access to basic infrastructure systems and services, emphasizing resilience to storms, floods, droughts, landslides and disease outbreaks.

The specific project objectives are:

  1. Develop institutional capacities of the national government and local authorities to increase the resilience of human settlements and infrastructure systems;
  2. Enable communities to improve their well-being/health conditions by developing local capacities and resilience strategies for their settlements and infrastructure systems;
  3. Enhance climate and disaster resilient infrastructure systems in human settlement.
  4. Ensure project compliance with AF and UN-Habitat standards for Knowledge Management, Advocacy and Monitoring
Component 1: Institutional level strengthening to reduce vulnerability in human settlements US$ 687,640
Component 2: Building capacity at the human settlement and community level for climate resilience US$ 200,000
Component 3: Enhance climate and disaster resilient infrastructure systems in human
settlement
US$ 2,800,000
Component 4: Ensure project compliance with AF and UN-Habitat standards for Knowledge Management, Advocacy and Monitoring US$ 100,000
Project Execution Cost US$ 359,825
Total Project Cost (= Project Component + Execution Cost) US$ 4,147,465
Implementing Fee US$ 352,535
Grant Amount (= Total Project Cost + Implementing Fee)   US$ 4,500,000

 

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