Brief Note on GOI-UNDP Project on Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change (2013-2017)
GOI-UNDP project on “Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013-2017)” would provide technical support to strengthen capacities of government, communities and institutions to fast-track implementation of the planning frameworks on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. The project with an overall budget of US$ 6.117 million will be implemented in 10 states viz Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand. In total, 25 districts, 10 cities and 10,000 villages would be targeted over a during the project duration.
· Provide substantive high-level national and international technical expertise on DRR and CCA (Risk Assessment, Establishment of Early Warning Systems, strengthening techno-legal frameworks for DRR, Design and implementation of mitigation activities, etc.), also linked to local knowledge
· Provide high quality expertise to help mainstream DRR as per the Twelfth Five Year Plan
· Build capacities by working with training institutions that can in turn deploy trainers/ resource persons to the sub-district level
· Develop capacities of select vulnerable communities to enhance their resilience to cope with disasters and climate variability, with government’s support
· Promote systematic collection, storage and analysis of data as well as sharing of learning and experiences through knowledge management initiatives by setting up of a Knowledge Management Centre at the national level. This centre will work in close collaboration with UN-Solution Exchange Network.
KEY PROJECT COMPONENTS:
1) Mainstreaming DRR and CCA in Development Planning
The process of mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development planning is impeded due to a lack of appropriate tools and methodologies. With a view to address risk reduction concerns and to facilitate mainstreaming of DRR/CCA in various developmental sectors, the project will target atleast four key National Flagship Development Programmes. Appropriate entry points, programme-specific guidelines for mainstreaming as well as capacity building of government and non-governmental functionaries involved in implementation of such programmes will be developed.
2) Urban Risk Reduction
UNDP will continue its support in the area of urban risk reduction, following an institutional approach. It will be providing technical assistance to strengthen the governance structure for disaster risk management in select municipal councils and corporations, train municipal government officials, and emphasize inclusion of risk reduction in development projects. Technical assistance will be provided in the following areas: