An adaptation project is helping more than 500 households in the northern region of Mozambique near the coast to build resilience to cope with the rise of sea level, project director Maria Olanda Bata with USAID said here on Monday.
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the 20 million U.S. dollars project is equiping five municipalities including Pemba, Quelimane, Nacala, Mozambique Island and Mocimboa da Praia with capacity of a better and more effective management for climate change.
On Monday, the project champions and the National Association of Mozambican Municipalities signed a memorandum of understanding to address the climate change issues in the municipalities concerned.
“As part of this memorandum we are hoping to work closely with the association and materialize activities such as building resilience for the municipalities, one of the activities in progress at present is the construction of models for resilient houses,” said Bata.
Mozambique is severely impacted by violent winds, floods and other disasters that destroy infrastructures particularly houses. The models are expected to reduce infrastructure damage from those disasters. Enditem