Concept The project approach


The programme takes a multi-level approach, working on the national, provincial and communal levels, as well as across several sectors relevant to urban flooding.

On the national level, the GIZ (German Cooperation for International Development) advises the Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MoNRE) to improve the overall policy framework for urban flood management and climate change adaptation toward the implementation of the Natural Strategy to 2020. All actions are taken in close coordination with the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC).

On the provincial and city levels, the GIZ in support of the IGIP Consulting Group collaborates with the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) and the Provincial Steering Committee on Climate Change (PSCCC) in the development and implementation of drainage master plans and climate change action plans.

On the community level, awareness on climate change and the impact on urban flooding will be raised. In addition, the local population will be supported to develop and implement small-scale community and household measures.

The programme aims to build on existing efforts in the fields of urban planning, disaster management and climate change adaptation by exploiting synergies between these fields. This is done by combining and integrating sectoral and thematic efforts of different organizations and donors active in the project areas. Improving cross-sectoral and institutional co-operation should set the framework for a more integrated urban flood management approach and to move towards the implementation of the National Target Program.

Positive exaples at provincial/city level will be formulated as best practices and dissimilation.


Administrative Level

Department/Cooperating Partner




Component 1:

National Policy Advice

  • Ministry of Construction (MoC, Lead Agency)
  • Ministryof Natural Resources (MoNRE)
  • Ministry of Agricultureand Rural Development (MARD)
  • National Steering Committee on Climate Change
  • Integration of climate change adaptation into urban drainage sector
  • Improvement of strategies, guidelines and standards for the sector of urban drainage
  • Capacity development in Urban Flood management on all levels


Component 2:

Advise on Integrated Urban Flood Management

  • Provincial and City People‘s Committee (PPC, CPC)
  • Provincial departments and Steering Committees on Climate Change and Flood and Storm Control (PSCCC, PSFSC)
  • Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO)
  • Development and implementation of urban drainage master plans and early warning systems
  • Development of action plans for climate change adaptation



Component 2:

Community based approach

  • Local population and households
  • Awareness rising towards climate change and urban flooding
  • Implementation of small scale community and household measures for better emergency preparedness