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Developing Capacity for a Climate Resilient Road Sector [NDF C59]

The Guija Bridge financed by the World Bank and NDF withstood the floods of early 2013, whilst the approach roads were washed away. Photo: Aage Jørgensen
Road destroyd by floods. Photo: Aage Jørgensen
Photo: Aage Jørgensen
Guija Bridge
The project objective is to develop adaptive capacity and integrate climate change considerations into planning and design of road transport infrastructure in Mozambique.

Developing Capacity for a Climate Resilient Road Sector
Ref: NDF C59

EUR 3.8 million
Project period: 2014-2018
Partner agency: African Development Bank


The NDF support forms part of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Nacala Road Corridor project Phase III. The overall objective of the Nacala Road Corridor project is to develop an East-West road transport link between Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique to increase national and regional connectivity and stimulate socio-economic development.

The objective of the NDF component is to provide the National Road Administration (ANE) and other stakeholders with capacity and tools to manage climate impact threats to road development including planning, design, construction and maintenance. The NDF component encompasses the following five major activities:

1) Capacity Development and Mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation within ANE

2) Climate change-proofing of the Nacala Corridor road (Muita-Mandimba-Lichinga road)

3) Road network vulnerability mapping

4) Economics of climate change

5) Road asset management and technical issues

The major outcome of the NDF support will be that climate change resilience becomes an integral part of the decision-making process at ANE with the components 2-5 feeding information into component 1.


Total cost of the project is EUR 98.77 million with NDF contributing EUR 3.8 million. The AfDB will finance EUR 44.91million (USD 61.25 million) blended credit and grant. The Government of Mozambique will contribute EUR 12.96 million (USD 17.68 million).

More information
C59 Grant Agreement

NDF Contact

Program Manager Aage Jørgensen
Telephone +358 10 618 002