Sabrina Archambault

Project manager "Urban Development" at AFD

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Biography

Sabrina Archambault graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in “Cities, Environment and Transport”. She joined Agence Française de Développement in January 2008 after completing her education. After having held a first position in Réunion, she returned to AFD’s headquarters in Paris as a climate change adaptation officer. Since 2012, she has held an operational position as project manager in the “Urban Development, Town Planning and Housing” Division, particularly in Madagascar, Cameroon and Senegal.

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Climate change adaptation in cities: What conditions for success?

To protect the residents of cities from the impacts of climate change, elected officials cannot simply implement one-off projects to reduce vulnerabilities (infrastructure for rain drainage, early warning systems…). It is firstly necessary to prepare real adaptation plans and, secondly, to mainstream this concern into all local public policies. To do so, a strong and ambitious political commitment is certainly necessary, but apanoply of institutional, strategic and social factors is also crucial to ensuring that adaptation is effective.

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