West Africa is particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change, especially flooding. Ten of the twelve African counties most affected by floods in 2019 are located in West Africa. The causes of these floods include an increase in the frequency of intense rainfall and rapid urbanisation which is correlated with poor or insufficient urban planning. The vulnerability to climate change impacts is associated with the underlying socio-economic vulnerabilities of West African communities which make their living conditions more difficult.
It is in this context that Practical Action, through the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, is committed to helping to strengthen the resilience of communities most vulnerable to flood risks. The Practical Action team in Senegal will be hosting a webinar which aims to encourage the exchange of information and knowledge sharing between flood risk management stakeholders in West Africa, with a particular focus on improving resilience practices.
Wednesday 31st May 2023, 3-4pm GMT.
- Fatima Datt, Practical Action
Fatima is the Communication Lead at Practical Action Senegal and will be introducing the presentation and stakeholders.
- Pr Ababacar Fall, Polytechnical School of Thies
Pr Ababacar Fall will be discussing the flood risk factors in Senegal.
- Atalie Pestalozzi, ISET International
Atalie is a Research Associate at ISET International and will be presenting the Post Event Review Capability (PERC).
- Alioune Ndiaye, Practical Action
Alioune is the Thematic Lead on the Climate Resilience Program at Practical Action Senegal and will be presenting the lessons that can be learned from the 2020 floods in Senegal to improve early warning systems.
- Papa Idrissa Diene, Practical Action
Idrissa is the Climate Resilience Advisor at Practical Action Senegal and will be presenting the lessons that can be learned from the 2020 floods in Senegal to improve urban planning.
Please note that the webinar will take place in French.