Individual Consultant to prepare guidelines for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Development in Uganda
UNDP Country Office - UGANDA | Published January 17, 2017 - Deadline January 26, 2017
Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa, (World Urbanization prospects- United Nations report)Although Uganda today is predominantly a rural nation, with approximately 18% of the population living in urban areas, the annual rate of urbanization of 5.2% is among the world’s highest and therefore a cause for concern. The World Bank estimates that Uganda's urban population will increase from six million in 2013 to over 20 million in 2040. \"The typical Ugandan city has grown rapidly, but without sufficient policy coordination and capacity to handle the challenges of this phenomenon resulting from the inadequate resource allocation to the sector. The living environment does not provide decent housing or adequate public goods and services for a large proportion of city residents,\" the report said.Uganda today has 41 Municipalities, 239 Town councils and over 200 Town Boards. It is estimated that Uganda will have more than 50% of its population living in urban centers by 2050, this urban growth is highly associated with negative effects on the environment and thus putting the urban areas at a risk of effects of climate change such as flooding, outbreak of diseases among others.However, no proper guidelines have been put in place to guide the development process of the urban centers in Uganda for sustainable development.Through funding from UNDP, the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development intends to address the above problem by developing develop Guidelines to Mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in urban development activities in the country through hiring an individual consultant.Objective:The objective of the assignment is to develop Guidelines to Mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in urban planning and development activities in the country.