Protecting the Urban Community of Cotonou from the effects of Climate Change (Bénin)

This project aims to build the capacity of populations in the urban community of Cotonou to cope with flooding. It will do so through a participatory diagnosis, analysis and planning process for sustainable flood prevention strategies. The process will involve local populations (including vulnerable groups), civil society actors, elected officials and opinion leaders.

Throughout the process, researchers will map and valorize the various types of knowledge (endogenous, scientific and technical, administrative, etc.) used in flood prevention and management.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

End Date

Sunday, August 12, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Robertson, Melanie

Total funding

CA$ 324,600


Benin, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Euloge Ogouwalé


Centre de Recherche et d'expertise pour le développement local

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