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  • Samoa
Banks:
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  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-01
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Borrower or Client: Ministry of Finance
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Water and Sanitation
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 57.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD): $ 57.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 65.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ GCF website
Updated in EWS: 2017-11-16
Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa
GCF-FP037

Project Description
According to GFC website, This project will enable the Government of Samoa to reduce the effect of recurrent flood-related impacts in the Vaisigano River catchment, which flows through the area of the national capital Apia. Recent extreme weather events in this region have resulted in approximately USD 200 million worth of damage during each event. This project will strengthen adaptive capacity and reduce exposure to climate risks faced by vulnerable communities and infrastructure in the Vaisigano River catchment. This region is home to Samoa’s highest concentration of public infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and government buildings; as well as private homes and businesses. Specifically, this project will aid the Government of Samoa enhance its capacities and information base to pursue an integrated approach to reducing vulnerability to flood-related risks; flood-proof key infrastructure in the Vaisigano River catchment; and upgrade downstream areas to increase river capacity and allow for the more rapid outflow of flood waters.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Ms. Adriana Dinu United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Telephone No.: +1 212 906 5143 Email Address: adriana.dinu@undp.org Mr. Lucas Black United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Telephone No.: +1 212 906 5842 Email Address: lucas.black@undp.org ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF GREEN CLIMATE FUND The Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM) is the independent complaint mechanism for a person or people who have been or believe they are likely to be adversely affected by a project or programme funded by the Green Climate Fund. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may seek to address the issues raised by facilitating a problem-solving dialogue or, if that is not possible, conducting an independent investigation into whether the GCF has complied with its environmental and social policies. The IRM is newly created and is still in the process of developing its procedures and website. More information about the IRM and how you can file a complaint is forthcoming. You can contact the IRM at irm@gcfund.org.
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