The Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt Project (ECCADP) aims at supporting the adaptation efforts of Egypt in the North coast and in particular the Nile Delta which is identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fourth Assessment Report as one of the world’s three “extremely” vulnerable deltas in the world. The objective of the ECCADP is to reduce coastal flooding risks in Egypt’s North Coast due to the combination of projected sea level rise and more frequent and intense extreme storm events. Output 1 focuses on constructing 69 km of sand dune dikes at five vulnerable hotspots within the Nile Delta that were identified during an engineering scoping assessment and technical feasibility study. Output 2 focuses on the development of a climate resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) plan for the entire North Coast of Egypt, to manage long-term risks including climate change.
The ECCADP will facilitate transformational change in the short-term by reducing coastal flooding threats along vulnerable hotspots in the Delta and in the long-term by integrating additional risks of climate change into coastal management and planning, budgeting and implementation of risk reduction measures. The ECCADP is implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and is jointly funded by the Government of Egypt (GoE), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The ECCADP recruited an international consultancy firm to develop and assist in the implementation of a climate resilient ICZM plan for the North Coast of Egypt. The consultancy firm will build on the various outputs of the ICZM scoping study (http://iczmegyptmaps.ihcantabria.com/Visor) that was undertaken within the GEF/UNDP funded project, Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta through ICZM (ACCADP) which was completed in June 2018.
The project seeks to recruit an individual ICZM Expert to assist in the verification process of developing and implementing the climate resilient ICZM plan for the North Coast of Egypt – related tasks – as described below in the duties and responsibilities section.