Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa: FP037

Project Outline

The proposed project will enable the Government of Samoa (GoS) to reduce the effect of recurrent flood-related impacts in the Vaisigano river catchment, which flows through the Apia Urban Area (AUA). In conjunction with GoS co-financing leveraged for this project, GCF resources will be used to address a number of key technical issues including infrastructure; capacity, and information-based barriers to enhancing the effectiveness of flood management systems in the context of risks that are likely over 20-year return periods.

Country(ies) Samoa
National Designated Authority (NDA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ministry of Finance
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Ministry of Finance (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission November 2, 2016
Estimated Project Duration 2017-2023
Target Sector Flood Control
GCF Financing 57.718 million USD (Grant) Medium
Co-financing Government of Samoa: 8 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Strengthen information-based technologies to reduce flood-related risks, including expansion of early warning system coverage.
  2. Channelization of segments two and three of the Vaisigano River streambed.
  3. Implementation of ecosystem responses upstream to reduce flows during extreme events.
  4. Upgrading Lelata Bridge in Vaisigano River and drainage/outfalls in downstream hazard areas.
Fund channeling mechanism for GCF project
Fund channeling mechanism for GCF project
Ref.: FP037 Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

Expected total number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, disaggregated by gender (reduced vulnerability or increased resilience):

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 26,000 persons
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 37,000 persons (including direct beneficiaries),
    14% of the total population, 20% if including indirect beneficiaries