Coastal City Adaptation Project (CCAP)
Mozambique’s coastal cities, which are some of the areas most vulnerable to climate change in Africa, must adapt to extreme weather and become more resilient.
Home to 60 percent of the country’s population, Mozambique’s coastal cities drive national economic development. But because of their locations, they are also some of the most vulnerable cities in Africa: They are exposed to rises in sea level, cyclones, erosion, tropical storms, and other effects of climate change. The USAID Coastal City Adaptation Project (CCAP) worked with five cities — Pemba, Quelimane, Nacala, Mocimboa da Praia, and Ilha de Moçambique — to protect livelihoods from the effects of climate change and improve residents’ lives. The project applied solutions that strengthened community resilience in the cities by, for example, disseminating pertinent information about weather and assisting citizens with the restoration and management of critical resources, including green infrastructure. CCAP also improved the way that municipalities prepare for and respond to natural disasters.