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Madagascar

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An informal settlement in Madagascar. © UN-Habitat

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2015): US$ 2,391,360
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2015): 6 projects
  • Main donors: United Nations Trust fund for Human Security, UNDP Madagascar, European Commission, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), IBRD/World Bank
  • Implementing partners: UNICEF, OCHA, UNFPA, Deputy Prime Minister in charge   of Development and Planning; Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Industry, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Population, Urban district of Antananarivo, Grand TANA, urban and rural communes, FAO,COOPI, CARE, Bureau for Disaster Management (BNGRC) & National Institutes or Offices for Disaster Risk Management of Madagascar, City of Antananarivo, SADC DRR Unit, African Union, RIASCO (UN Coordination), UNISDR; European Union; ECHO; GFDRR; World Bank; OCHA; Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) DRR Unit; various academic institutions and NGOs operating in southern Africa.
General information

Capital:  Antananarivo

Major cities:  Toamasina, Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga,  Toliara, Antsiranana,  Antanifotsy,  Ambovombe, Ambilobe.  

  • Population: 22.29 Million 
  • GDP: US$9.975 Billion 
  • GDP growth: 3.1% 
  • Urban population (annual %): 33% 
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 2.8% 
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 4.7% 
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 1.8% 

Source: World Bank 2012

UN-Habitat projects in Madagascar

Creation of a Public Space in Manakara

Located on the southeast coast of Madagascar, Manakara is a town of 37,000 inhabitants. Public spaces are poorly managed and maintained and not accessible to all; many  are used for commercial purposes. In addition, they are insufficient in number and in terms of spatial distribution; and no longer meet the needs of city dwellers. Using a participatory and inclusive approach, UN-Habitat will support the creation of a public space  – Parkway Manakarois – a recreational public space that is friendly and accessible to everyone and will contribute to improving the living conditions of local people.

Project duration: 2016 – ongoing
Value USD: 91,765
Donor: Mojang
Implementing Partners: Manakara Municipality


Human Security project for the prevention of violence and vulnerability reduction for the most vulnerable inhabitants of Antananarivo, Madagascar    

To improve security of vulnerable inhabitants of the selected neighborhoods of Antananarivo through community-empowerment, resilient buildings and protection mechanism for the most vulnerable especially women, children and youth    

  • Duration: May 2011 – December 2014    
  • Value: US$ 1,251,150    
  • United Nations Trust fund for Human Security   
  • Implementing partners: UNICEF, OCHA, UNFPA    
  • Location: 25 Neighbourhoods of the Municipality of Antananarivo and of peri-urban areas

 Territorial Planning and Development

Capacity development in urban planning and development at a local and municipal level, implementation of local urban development programmes, reduction of violence in urban and peri-urban areas and mobilization of internal resources and external financing for advocacy and communication.

  • Duration: January 2013 – December  2014    
  • Value: US$ 498,097
  • UNDP Madagascar
  • Implementing partners: Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Development and Planning; Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Industry, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Population, Urban district of Antananarivo, Grand TANA, urban and rural communes

 Regional Multi-Sectoral DRR Assistance Programme for Southern Africa (UN-Habitat Basic Infrastructure , Shelter and Urban Risk Assistance)  

Four main specific aspects are addressed through the UN-Habitat project: 1) Weak capitalization of practices and weak institutionalization at the Regional, National and Local level across and within the 3 countries. 2) Lack of instruments to train city managers and planners in DRR/M in Southern Africa and vulnerable cities (i.e. Karonga, Malawi; Antananarivo, Madagascar; Xai-Xai, Mozambique). 3) Need of technical support on disaster-resistant architectural solutions in the 3 countries by partnering agencies and NGOs. 4) Need to develop low-cost practices of reconstruction and retrofitting in affected areas of Mozambique (Gaza and Zambezia: Cyclone Funso, 2012)    

  • Duration: January 2013 – January 2014    
  • Value: US$ 256,413    
  • Donor: European Commission   
  • Implementing partners: FAO,COOPI, CARE    
  • Location: Regional project in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique

 Regional Multi-Sectoral DRR Assistance Programme for Southern Africa (UN-Habitat Basic Infrastructure, Shelter and Urban Risk Assistance)  

Analysis of food security risks and vulnerabilities in hazard prone urban and peri-urban areas, and develop alternative tools for participatory planning, land use and building norms to address food security related issues    

  • Duration: July 2013 – November 2013    
  • Value: US$ 33,200    
  • Donor: Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA)   
  • Implementing partners: COOPI, CARE, Bureau for Disaster Management (BNGRC); City of Antananarivo, Madagascar; Regional Institutions: SADC DRR Unit, African Union; Regional partners: RIASCO (UN Coordination)    
  • Location: Regional project in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique

 

Support the Establishment of a Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Southern Africa (DIMSUR)    

The main project objective is to support the establishment of the DIMSUR with the mandate of providing DRR and CCA assistance and knowledge to address the needs of national programmes, and therefore reduce the vulnerability and build the resilience of communities to natural hazards.    

  • Duration: July 2013 – June 2015    
  • Value: US$ 202,500    
  • Donor: IBRD/World Bank   
  • Implementing partners: National Institutes or Offices for Disaster Risk Management of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Union of Comoros; UNISDR; European Union; ECHO; GFDRR; World Bank; FAO; OCHA; Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) DRR Unit; various academic institutions and NGOs operating in southern Africa    
  • Location: Regional project in Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique   

Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented with a focus on the development and adoption of inclusive policies and strategies for slum upgrading in line with the PSUP principles and contributing to the achievement of MDG targets 7 c and d. The Programme aims to strengthen community, city and national key stakeholders’ capacities in participatory slum upgrading in the Republic of Madagascar, particularly in the selected cities of Antananarivo, Moramanga and Manakara thus adding value to the development of policy, institutional, legislative, and financial frameworks.

  • Implementation Phase: Phase II
  • Duration: 02 September 2013 – 31 December 2015
  • Value: US$150000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat
  • Profile cities/ location: Antananarivo, Moramanga, Manakara

 

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