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IMPLEMENTING NAPA PRIORITY
INTERVENTIONS TO BUILD
RESILIENCE IN THE MOST
VULNERABLE COASTAL ZONES IN
DJIBOUTI
Mr. Dini Abdallah Omar,
Director of Landscape, Planning & Environment,
Ministry of Settlements, Urban Planning &
Environment, Republic of Djibouti
Republic of Djibouti
Adaptation Practitioners’ Days
Ezdan Hotel & Suites,West Bay
Qatar, Doha, December 1, 2012
Djibouti’s vulnerability
Reliance of the population
on natural ecosystems
within the coastal zone,
which are vulnerable to sea
level rise and flooding.
Hot and dry climate,
annual precipitation of
only 150 mm
Important natural
ecosystems along the coast
such as mangroves, bays
and freshwater systems
are being degraded due to
anthropogenic pressures.
Weak policy environment
high poverty levels
low levels of education,
poor access to health care
facilities
Precarious state of food
security
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This project implements the first priority intervention
identified in Djibouti’s National Adaptation Programme
of Action (NAPA), which consists in reducing the
vulnerability of coastal communities to the
impacts of climate change
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The overall objective of the project is “to address the
impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems and
communities by implementing a set of urgent measures
that will strengthen the capacity to predict future
changes, while helping local populations to adapt
through the adoption of more sustainable production
methods such as water management, agriculture,
fisheries and tourism”.
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PROJECT COMPONENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Three mutually
supportive
components
ECOSYSTEM
REHABILITATION
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PROGRESS SO FAR: SEPTEMBER 2010– DECEMBER 2012
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September 2010 – December 2011: Recruitment process of project personnel
consultants; baseline study; inception workshop; established communications
lines with partners institutions.
January 2012 – December 2012: Full implementation phase
1. Research activities: start up of key studies:
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diagnostic study of the hydrogeological context in Djibouti and drinking
water access in the project sites of Khor-Angar and Damerjorg
Research protocol for appropriate management approach for Prosopis
Feasibility study on the potential for alternative energy at community
level
2. Policies
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Working in close collaboration with the existing GOAL WASH UNDP
project for the revision of the national strategy for water
3. Piloting
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revision and training
on-the ground activities in Khor Angar
Cleaning of 20 hectares of mangroves out of the 100 hectares
Establishment of a 20*20 meters of mangrove nursery
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Mangrove restoration in Khor Angar:
Soft “precautionary” approach to climate change adaptation
Foster “win-win” : alleviate poverty and diversify livelihoods and future
risks.
Three components for the restoration plan:
i) Hydrological restoration: Dredging will be necessary to
remove excessive sands that block tidal flow.
ii) Reestablishing the buffer zone and mangrove
replanting
iii) Management control and community participation:
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ESTABLISHMENT OF A 20*20 METERS OF
MANGROVE NURSERY
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CLEANING OF THE MANGROVE : 20 HECTARES OUT OF
THE 100 HECTARES
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ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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Sixty local people in Khor-Angar employed in cleaning, nursery
establishment, which provided a minimum daily income of US $ 8
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Awareness campaign to foster local
community engagement in
mangrove restoration
Key lessons:
1. Local community engagement is important factor for success
2. Ensure cooperation and institutional engagement of other
government institutions
Challenges:
1. Constraints of availability of local resources
2. Cultural barriers to the achievement of gender balance
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Way forward: years 2013 and 2014
1. Mangrove restoration: planting; training of local communities woodlots
management; canal dredging
2. Hydrogeological modelling and Prosopis management option
3. Policy and capacity building: training seminars ICZM; update water
regulations
4. Extension of early warning systems to projects zones
5. Mid term review early 2013
6. Rehabilitation water infrastructures in Damerjorg
7. Livelihood diversification: sustainable fishing establishment for local
community
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PROJECT WEBSITE
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DJIBOUTI LDCF PROJECT 2
Recently approved project on: Implementing
adaptation technologies in fragile ecosystems of
Djibouti's Central Plains, for which preparatory
phase will commence soon
 Natural continuation of the first LDCF-funded
project seeking to implement remaining NAPA
priorities, or NAPA priorities not sufficiently
addressed in first project due to lack of available
funds
 Project applies the most recent innovations in the
field of adaptation, in order to generate a critical
mass of adaptation activities in the country
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Go to http://www.pzc-djib.com/ for more on the project and update
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