Learning Process on Flood Management for Risk-Informed Urban Development

Call for participants for the Kick-off Event from 18 to 20 April 2023 in Windhoek, Namibia

Flooding in cities can be caused by rivers, coastal floods, pluvial and ground water floods, and artificial system failures; they typically stem from a complex combination of causes, including meteorological and hydrological extremes, i.e. extreme precipitation and flows. However, they also frequently occur as a result of human activities, including unplanned growth and development in floodplains, or from the breach of a dam or an embankment.

The learning process on “Flood Management for Risk Informed Urban Development” aims at the development of solution options which tackle your urban flood risk management challenge(s) and that is/are locally adapted. With a focus on gender equity and climate change adaptation measures, the learning process will specifically:

  1. Support the participating cities/municipalities to develop solutions to address urban flooding
  2. Provide a platform for exchange (practical examples and expert knowledge) by practitioners (from Sub-Sahara Africa and Germany)
  3. Complement the solution development with financial advisory in readiness to submit proposal for funding
  4. Document best practices and generate policy briefs to guide cities/municipalities to undertake legal reforms meant to enhance risk informed urban development

The thematic focus is on:

  1. Understanding and managing flood risk drivers
  2. Green infrastructure and nature-based approaches to risk-informed solutions
  3. Risk communication flows and good governance

Further information: Call for Participants [pdf, 254 kb, 4 pages]


Sophia Kamau, Connective Cities Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, sophia.kamau(at)

Sophia Kamau, Connective Cities