IUFMP aims, in the short term, to rehabilitate key hydraulic infrastructure of Ibadan City, especially those destroyed by the August 26, 20011 floods, and in the medium term, to develop a long-term flood risk management framework by initiating risk assessment, community awareness, and providing enough flexibility in the project design to make changes based on learning. The project also supports capacity building for flood risk management in the city of Ibadan. It reinforces the Oyo State Government’s early warning and response capabilities and leverages existing World Bank projects in Oyo State in support of the IUFMP.
The project was borne out of the fact that Ibadan had witnessed several disastrous flooding incidents since 1933, and that the efforts of successive governments over time had amounted to more of palliative than preventive. In essence, therefore, the IUFMP mandate was aimed at providing fundamental and far-reaching solutions to the perennial and incessant flooding that has become typical of Ibadan.
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the capacity of Oyo State to effectively manage flood risk in the city of Ibadan.
Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project IUFMP is made up of the Project Steering Committee (PSC), Project Technical Committee (PTC), Project Management Consultancy (PMC) and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) team comprises of the:
- Hon. Commissioner for Finance and Budget
- Project Coordinator
- Environmental Safeguards Specialist
- Environmental Safeguards Consultant
- Hydraulic Engineer
- Hydraulic Consultant
- Infrastructure Engineer
- Contract Management Consultant
- Communication Specialist
- Communication Consultant
- Social Safeguards Specialist
- Social Safeguards Consultant
- Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant
- Procurement Consultant
- Procurement Specialist
- Project Accountant
- Project Auditor
- Head – Project Financial Management Unit (PFMU)
- Administrative Manager
- GIS Consultant
- Information Technology (IT) Consultant
The IUFMP is a multi-sectoral initiative involving multiple dimensions of urban flood management including early warning and response, climate risk mitigation, water resources management, solid waste management, urban land use management and infrastructure development. Both the planning and implementation of investments would therefore require working across ministerial/ departmental boundaries and also across levels of government at Federal, State and LGA. As such, the project has a single point accountability reporting directly to the State Governor’s office.
Political Support and Policy Guidance: The Office of the Governor has the lead responsibility for project implementation and ensuring that the project development objectives are met.
The Project’s Governance Structure
- Project Steering Committee (PSC):The PSC is the apex decision-making body for the project. This is represented as the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee (ISC) responsible for overseeing project implementation, decides key project issues and coordinates amongst MDAs at the State level to ensure that the project is implemented in line with Oyo State Government’s wider integrated flood management approach.
- Project Technical Committee (PTC):The PTC reviews and recommends for approval to the PSC key decisions that need to be taken for effective project implementation.
- Project Management Consultancy (PMC):The PMC provides technical assistance to the PIU in all aspects of project management required for the effective implementation of all components of IUFMP.
- Project Implementation Unit (PIU):Under the leadership of its Project Coordinator, the PIU is responsible for project management and implementation, procurement and financial management, safeguard due diligence, monitoring and evaluation of the Project, as well as reporting on progress and implementation issues. The PIU works closely with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at both Federal, State and Local Government levels and seeks their prior approval throughout the project implementation period. The Office of the Governor has the lead responsibility for project implementation and ensuring that the project development objectives are met.
Principles Embedded in the IUFMP Design
Key principles identified and incorporated into the project design are:
- Strengthening multi-sector coordination among relevant state MDAs on urban flood management.
- Joint review of the current mandate of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources to clarify any overlap between newly established ministries and agencies.
- Developing a flood management policy and an action plan.
- Joint review of existing building codes and land use regulations and regulations related to setbacks.
- Strengthening technical capacity of the Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control by training on monitoring urban growth using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques, developing plans and risk mapping tools.
- Strengthening capacity of selected LGAs on urban drainage and waste management.