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Key

  • National activities
    • Armenia
    • Serbia
    • Kosovo (as per UN resolution 1244)
    • Montenegro
    • Albania
    • FYR of Macedonia
    • Turkey
    • Ghana
    • Mali
    • The Gambia
    • Nigeria
    • Moldova
    • Madagascar
    • Niger
    • Chad
    • Burundi
    • Mauritania
  • Regional activities
    • Botswana (SADC)
    • Gabon (ECCAS)
    • Nigeria (ECOWAS)
    • Ethiopia (African Union)
Activities

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  • Capacity Assessment
    Capacity Assessment

    CADRI provides technical assistance to the UN and other members of the ISDR system to support Governments build and implement a coherent framework for developing national capacities for DRR. The DRR Capacity Assessment is one component of the service package offered by CADRI to countries, aimed to identifying capacity strengths and gaps, understanding required capacities and proposing recommendations on how these capacities can be achieved.

  • National Plan
    National Plan

    CADRI provides technical assistance to the UN and other members of the ISDR system to support Governments build and implement a coherent framework for developing national capacities for DRR. CADRI provides technical assistance in the development of National Plans of Action for Capacity Development in Disaster Risk Reduction. National Plans are informed by the findings and recommendations of DRR Capacity Assessments, and provide a basis for alignment of the UN Country Team’s and other international partners’ programmes into a comprehensive framework of support to Governments.

  • National workshop
    National workshop

    CADRI provides technical assistance in designing and facilitating training and awareness raising workshops aimed at enabling the Government, UN Country Team and national stakeholders acquire a clear conceptual and operational understanding of DRR. This capacity development component serves the implementation of the priority actions identified in the national Plans of Action for Capacity Development in Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Regional workshop
    Regional workshop

    CADRI facilitates networking, knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning among institutions, practitioners and experts on DRR at the regional level. Providing technical assistance to regionally-based agencies and institutions helps capacitate them to deliver country-level support in a coherent and coordinated manner.

Where we work

  • African Union (Ethiopia)

    African Union (Ethiopia)

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Afirca, in collaboration with the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery and CADRI, undertook an integrated crisis prevention and recovery intervention project for Africa in support of UNDP’s comprehensive regional programme (2008-2013). This programme aims to provide a platform to deliver capacity development initiatives, including technical assistance and policy advice to strengthen the capacities to integrate disaster risk reduction into development policies, strategies and programmes.

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  • Risk profile:

    Albania is prone to geologic hazards (earthquakes, rock falls and landslides), hydro-meteorological hazards (flooding and torrential rains, droughts, snowstorms, high snowfall and windstorms), biophysical hazards (forest fires and epidemics), and other hazards such as dam bursts, avalanches and technological hazards (industrial pollution, toxic wastes, transport accidents, factory explosions and chemical spills).

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Albania was organized in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP), for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

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  • Risk profile:

    Armenia lies in one of the most seismically active regions of the world. A high degree of urbanization (64%) concentrates disaster (particularly seismic) risks in cities. Meteorological disasters have become more frequent and intense in the last few decades, and include floods, mudslides, and debris flows. The risk of technological disasters is also significant.

    CADRI support:

    In 2010, the Government of Armenia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MoES) and UNDP Armenia, with support from UNDP’s Capacity Development Group and Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI), designed and facilitated a Capacity Self-Assessment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) capacity in Armenia. This process was an innovative exercise for number of reasons: i) the UNDP Capacity Development Methodology was adapted for DRR and was operationalized for the first time for a self-assessment ii) the assessment process established a measurable baseline of DRR capacity in Armenia; and iii) it directly engaged key national organizations involved in DRR and was validated with a wide range of DRR stakeholders, at a national and local levels.

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  • Risk profile:

    Benin, a coastal country in West Africa, experiences recurrent floods in addition to droughts and strong winds. Benin is also vulnerable to technological disasters and industrial pollution due to its commercial activity entailing international transport and port areas. Climate change is expected to dramatically increase the intensity and occurrence of extreme climatic events (heavy rains, storms, drought), as well as rainfall variability and coastal erosion.

    CADRI support:

    The Government of Benin, through the Ministry of the Interior in charge of coordinating disaster risk management, approached the United Nations System to facilitate a capacity assessment on disaster risk reduction (DRR). In September 2015, CADRI facilitated a DRR capacity assessment based on the Sendai Framework to identify national capacities related to disaster risk reduction, and presented recommendations on how these capacities could be strengthened. The Government of Benin, through the Ministry of the Interior in charge of coordinating disaster risk management, approached the United Nations System to facilitate a capacity assessment on disaster risk reduction (DRR). In September 2015, CADRI facilitated a DRR capacity assessment based on the Sendai Framework to identify national capacities related to disaster risk reduction, and presented recommendations on how these capacities could be strengthened.

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  • Burkina Faso

    Burkina Faso

    Risk profile:

    Various types of disasters regularly affect Burkina Faso such as droughts, floods, meningitis epidemics, avian influenza and massive population movements. The impact of these risks is expected to strengthen over time.

    CADRI support:

    In October 2014, CADRI organized a capacity assessment for disaster risk reduction in Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso Government and its partners validated the evaluation report during the second CADRI mission in March 2015. CADRI subsequently facilitated the development of a National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction. Between March and June 2015, all key national actors developed and budgeted the National Action Plan with the support of the UN Country Team and CADRI. The government validated the National Action Plan through a national workshop in July 2015.

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  • Risk profile:

    Burundi is among the poorest countries in the world, with 58 percent of its population living on less than 1 USD a day. Burundi is a country prone to drought, floods, storms, landslides, forest fires, epidemics and earthquakes. The northern and central provinces are at particular risk from persistent drought, while the plains are prone to frequent flooding.

    CADRI support:

    In 2013, at the request of the Government of Burundi and the UN Country Team, an inter-agency capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response, was conducted with support from CADRI. Carried out under the leadership of the Burundi National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the capacity assessment identified disaster risk reduction gaps and challenges facing the country, and highlighted capacities requiring reinforcement. Based on the recommendations of the capacity assessment, the National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Emergency Response (Plan d’action pour le renforcement des capacités nationales pour la réduction des risques, la préparation et la réponse aux urgencies au Burundi) covering the period 2013-2016 was developed and validated by Government, the UN Country Team and other national stakeholders with an estimated budget of USD 6 million.

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  • CADRI support:

    In October 2016, CADRI delivered a workshop in Cairo on activating the CADRI Partnership in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. Convening regional and country-level staff of member agencies, the workshop included a presentation of the CADRI methodology and tool covering the full disaster risk reduction spectrum across a wide range of sectors.

  • Risk profile:

    Chad is prone to drought, floods, storms, insect infestation and epidemics. In 2013, 2.4 million people were at risk of food insecurity, aggravated by the poor agricultural production in the Sahel, and 32.000 people were affected by floods. Chad also registers refugee influxes and returns of Chadians due to on-going conflicts in neighbouring CAR, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In June 2013, CADRI conducted a scoping mission in Chad to define the parameters of a fully-fledged assessment of national capacities for disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Assessment exercise was conducted in November 2013 under Government and UN Country Team leadership, with participation of other national stakeholders. The National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR is planned to be developed with support from CADRI in early 2014. Subsequent technical support from CADRI partner agencies will be available for the implementation of certain capacity development activities in the National Plan.

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  • Côte d’Ivoire

    Côte d’Ivoire

    Risk profile:

    Cote d’Ivoire faces recurrent floods and landslides. Caused by heavy rains during the rainy season, floods mainly affect coastal urban areas like Abidjan, where continuous and uncontrolled urbanization favors disasters. In addition, the country is heavily exposed to an increasingly significant coastal erosion phenomenon resulting in damages and losses. In the coming decades, climate change is likely to intensify the impacts and occurrence of these phenomena. Cote d’Ivoire is also vulnerable to technological risks and industrial pollution. The most recent example is the crisis of toxic waste dumped by the ship Probo Koala causing a major environmental and health crisis in the economic capital.

    CADRI support:

    The Government of Cote d’Ivoire, through the Ministry of Environment, Urban Safety and Sustainable Development, requested the support of the United Nations System to conduct an assessment of DRR capacity. CADRI facilitated an inter-agency, multi-sectoral assessment aiming to identify country capacity strengths and needs related to disaster risk reduction, understand required capacities and propose recommendations on how these capacities can be achieved. A DRR training workshop was facilitated by CADRI in June 2015 to promote a broad understanding of the nature, scope and importance of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the context of sustainable development. The authorities and partners validated the Capacity Assessment Report in September 2015. The evaluation of national capacities resulted in the development of the National Action Plan for DRR (2016-2020), validated by the Prime Minister in presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance and the Minister of Environment.

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  • ECCAS (Gabon)

    ECCAS (Gabon)

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, UNDP and CADRI undertook an institutional capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of the ECCAS Secretariat in order to identify existing capacities and gaps of the Secretariat and its technical bodies in addressing disaster risk reduction in ECCAS policies, plans and programmes.

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  • ECOWAS (Nigeria)

    ECOWAS (Nigeria)

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, UNDP and CADRI undertook an institutional capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of the ECOWAS Secretariat in order to identify existing capacities and gaps of the Secretariat and its technical bodies in addressing disaster risk reduction in ECOWAS policies, plans and programmes.

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  • FYR of Macedonia

    FYR of Macedonia

    Risk profile:

    Macedonia is prone to floods, forest fires, droughts, winds and storms, landslide, earthquakes and extreme temperatures such as heat waves or cold waves.

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Macedonia was organised in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

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  • Risk profile:

    In Georgia, natural hazards (floods, flash floods, landslides, mudflows, snow avalanches, earthquakes, hail, heavy rains, storm winds, and droughts), coupled with significant levels of exposure and vulnerability, have a substantial negative impact on the national economy. According to the government, over the last 40 years 70% of the territory of the country experienced natural hazards of hydro-meteorological and geological origin; economic losses exceeded USD 14 billion.

    CADRI support:

    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, on behalf of the Government of Georgia (GoG), approached the UN Country Team with a request for support in conducting a capacity assessment of the national disaster risk reduction system in Georgia.

  • Risk profile:

    Ghana is prone to floods, coastal erosion, epidemics and droughts. Micro seismic studies indicate that southern Ghana is prone to earthquakes.

    CADRI support:

    In October 2010, CADRI participated in the Strategic Partnership for Preparedness (SPP) National Response Capacity Assessment aimed at building on a diversified partnership at global, regional and national level, including UN agencies, NGO partners, donors, and regional institutions, by providing a holistic approach and methodology in assessing and developing national capacity for effective response. As part of the SPP capacity assessment process, an inter-agency workshop was conducted to review recommendations and priority activities, including those targeting specifically prevention aspects. These recommendations were incorporated into the Government’s National Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2015). The National Plan is currently under implementation by the Government and key partners.

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  • Risk profile:

    Guinea is a country prone to various hazards such as floods, droughts, storms and epidemics. Guinea was one of the 3 countries in the region that was affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

    CADRI support:

    As part of the national post-EVD recovery strategy, the United Nations System (UNS) in Guinea used international expertise and deployed a CADRI multidisciplinary team to facilitate an assessment of national disaster risk reduction and preparedness capacities in March 2016. The assessment report was validated at the technical level during a national workshop held organized in April 2016, which was opportunity for Government, the Red Cross Movement, the UNS and other partners to articulate the broad lines of a National Programme Disaster Management and Resilience. A third CADRI mission was organized in June 2016 with the main objective of supporting the validation of the outline of the National Programme. A technical level mission to support the development of the components of the Programme was conducted in November 2016. The National Programme development process is undertaken through a number of technical working groups composed by line ministries and international partners (UNS, the Red Cross Movement, NGOs, bilateral partners).

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  • Jonahhesburg

    Jonahhesburg

    CADRI support:

    In September 2016, The CADRI Partnership held a 3-day workshop for regional and country based adviser in Southern Africa with a view to facilitate a discussion on capacity development needs in the region and the conditions for the activation of the CADRI Partnership at regional level, as well as train a pool of regional experts on the CADRI methodology and approach to capacity development.

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  • Risk profile:

    In progress

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  • Kosovo (as per UN resolution 1244)

    Kosovo (as per UN resolution 1244)

    Risk profile:

    Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244) is prone to earthquakes, floods, landslides, drought, heavy snowfall, and forest fires.

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244) was implemented in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Based on recommendations of the capacity assessment report, in June 2012, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244) developed and validated the Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (2012-2015).

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  • Lund, Sweden

    Lund, Sweden

    CADRI support:

    In 2014 CADRI also delivered a global training programme for regional and country-level advisors/officers covering DRR/preparedness/resilience portfolios in order to better support in-country programming in a more coordinated, cohesive and comprehensive manner. The training workshop offered by CADRI and supported by Lund University aimed both to strengthen existing member agencies’ technical capacities at the regional and country levels, and to foster coherence of UN programming in support of governments’ DRR priorities.

  • Risk profile:

    Madagascar is prone to cyclones, floods and droughts. Cyclones pose the largest threat and have the highest death toll on average.

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, the Government of Madagascar and the UN Country Team undertook a capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response, with support from CADRI. The support from CADRI was provided in collaboration with UNDP's Global Risk Identification Program, focusing on undertaking a Country Situation Analysis (CSA) for Risk Assessment and Local Risk Assessment. Based on the capacity assessment and the CSA findings, the Government developed and validated a National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR with support from CADRI in 2013, currently under implementation.

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  • Risk profile:

    The key drivers of disaster risk in Mali are recurrent hazards (droughts, floods, epide,mics and locust infeststion), increasing poverts, market instability, massive population displacement caused by confict and socio-political factors. In 2013, 3.3 million people were at risk of food insecurity; and 35.000 people were affected by floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In 2011, the Government of Mali and the UN Country Team undertook a capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response, with support from CADRI. Due to the political situation in the country, the capacity assessment remains to be endorsed by the Government and the UN Country Team. Follow-up support for the validation of the assessment and the development of a National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR by CADRI Partner Agencies is scheduled to take place in 2014.

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  • Risk profile:

    In Mauritania, food insecurity and overall vulnerability are results of recurring natural hazards (droughts and floods), increasing food prices and overall scarcity of resources. In 2013, 470.000 people were at risk of food insecurity, and 140.000 people were affected by floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In December 2013, the Government of Mauritania and the UN Country Team undertook a capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response, with support from CADRI. The Capacity Assessment identified national capacity development capacities related to disaster risk reduction, and presented recommendations on how these capacities could be strengthened. The validation of the Capacity Assessment Report took place in February 2014. A national workshop on lessons learned from the floods in 2013 and effective flood management practices was organised by the Government, with support from OCHA, convening national stakeholders and the UN partners. Upon validation of the Capacity Assessment report by the Government, Mauritania will embark on developing a National Plan of Action, supported by CADRI. Subsequent technical support from CADRI partner agencies will be available for the implementation of certain capacity development activities in the National Plan.

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  • Risk profile:

    Montenegro is exposed to seismic hazards, especially along the coast, the Zeta-Skadar depression and the Berane basin. Around 40 percent of country’s territory is within a zone of anticipated seismic intensity, greater or equal to magnitude 8 on the Richter scale. This affects around 60 percent of the country’s population. Meteorological hazards in Montenegro include floods and drought.

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Montenegro was organised in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

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  • Risk profile:

    Floods and drought largely affect Namibia. In the past four years, Namibia has been experiencing persistent drought with a peak in 2016 due to El Ninõ. In June 2016, the Government declared drought emergency. It is estimated that over a quarter of the population is food insecure.

    CADRI support:

    In May and September 2016, a national capacity assessment was undertaken under the leadership of the Government of Namibia through the Directorate Disaster Risk Management. The exercise was supported by the UN System through the UN Country Team in Namibia, CADRI and experts deployed through the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) system.

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  • Risk profile:

    Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics and high food prices) are responsible for the chronic vulnerability of Niger. In 2013, 4.2 million people were food-insecure, 1.5 million were at risk of epidemics, and 233.000 people were affected by floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In June 2013, CADRI conducted a scoping mission in Niger to define the parameters of a fully-fledged assessment of national capacities for disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response. A capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response, will take place in March 2014 under Government and UN Country Team leadership, with participation of other national stakeholders. Based on the capacity assessment, a National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR will be developed by Government and the UN Country Team with support from CADRI. Subsequent technical support from CADRI partner agencies will be available for the implementation of the National Plan.

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  • Risk profile:

    In Nigeria, 9.5 people were affected by disasters and conflict, which resulted in disruption of agricultural production and of market flow, leading to increase in food prices. In 2013, 4.2 million people were at risk of food insecurity; 82.000 people were affected by floods and 195.000 people were internally displaced from floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, at the request of the Government of Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), CADRI, UNISDR and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), undertook two capacity assessment exercises, one in emergency preparedness and response (March 2012, under the guidance of OCHA) and in disaster risk reduction (April 2012, through an inter-agency mission). UN partners contributing to the capacity assessment exercises included UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, FAO, UNFPA and OCHA. The results of the two assessments were combined in one joint report submitted to the UNCT and to the Government for endorsement.

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  • CADRI support:

    In December 2016, CADRI organized a regional scoping mission and workshop on Capacity Development for Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin American and Caribbean Region to determine the added value of CADRI Partnership services in the region and foster a harmonized and coordinated approach to capacity development in disaster risk reduction.

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  • SADC (Botswana)

    SADC (Botswana)

    CADRI support:

    In 2012, UNDP and CADRI undertook an institutional capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of the SADC Secretariat in order to identify existing capacities and gaps of the Secretariat and its technical bodies in addressing disaster risk reduction in SADC policies, pland and programmes. The capacity assessment was undertaken on the basis of a tailor-made Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool, based on the CADRI DRR capacity assessment methodology. In 2013, CADRI delivered a Workshop on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in SADC Sector Divisions’ Activities and Regional Programmes, Policies and Plans. The objective of the training workshop was to enhance the capacity of SADC departments to mainstream DRR activities into sectoral policies, plans and programmes (with a focus on environment, health, hydro-met/ climate and trade).

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  • Sao Tomé and Principe

    Sao Tomé and Principe

    Risk profile:

    São Tomé and Príncipe is particularly vulnerable to climate-related hazards such as floods, flash floods and storms. The increasing frequency and severity of flash floods, severe storms (hail, thunder, lightning and violent winds) and drought episodes, and their impacts on sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, as well as infrastructures mostly located in coastal areas have increasingly adverse effects on the development of the country.

    CADRI support:

    In 2015, a national multi-stakeholder capacity assessment was undertaken under the leadership of the Government through the National Council for Preparation and Responses to Disasters (CONPREC), and supported by the UN System through the UN Country Team in São Tomé and Príncipe and member agencies of CADRI. Following this, in June 2016 the National Framework for DRR aligned to the Sendai Framework has been developed with support from the CADRI Partnership. The CADRI Partnership also facilitated a training on contingency planning and assisted Government to develop its National Contingency Plan. Using the acquired skills, CONPREC is planning to develop local contingency plans.

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  • Risk profile:

    In Serbia, approximately 322,000 people live in urban or rural settlements that are prone to flooding. Floods occur most frequently in the Vojvodina region. Drought became increasingly frequent in the last two decades and is most prevalent in the eastern part of the country. Serbia also registers frequent and strong seismic activity.

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Serbia was organised in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

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  • South Caucasus and Central Asia

    South Caucasus and Central Asia

    Risk profile:

    The sub-region of South Caucasus and Central Asia is highly prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, extreme weather events and droughts, which regularly cause significant human loss, as well as major economic and environmental damage.

    CADRI support:

    Member agencies of CADRI jointly developed an approach in capacity development for DRR, including preparedness for emergency response applied in 15 countries. Based on this experience, member agencies of CADRI delivered a training programme for regional advisors/ officers in order to better support their respective agencies’ in-country programming in a more cohesive and comprehensive manner, while reinforcing joint planning capacities at the regional level.

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  • Risk profile:

    The Gambia is prone to frequent extreme weather events (droughts and floods). In 2013, 285.000 people were at risk of food insecurity and 3.300 were affected by floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

    CADRI support:

    In 2011 and 2012, at the request of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), CADRI supported the Government and the UN Country Team in carrying out a capacity assessment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for response. The capacity assessment report was endorsed by the NDMA in February 2012. Based on the recommendations of the capacity assessment, in April 2012, the Government developed a National Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction, pending validation.

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  • Risk profile:

    Turkey is prone to earthquakes, droughts, heavy rain and floods, landslides, rock falls, forest fires, wind and snowstorms, avalanches, heat waves and fog.

    CADRI support:

    The capacity assessment mission in Turkey was implemented in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

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  • West Africa (Senegal)

    West Africa (Senegal)

    CADRI support:

    The CADRI member agencies have conducted DRR capacity assessments and been supporting governments and UN Country Teams to develop and implement National Plans of Action for Capacity Development in DRR in many West African countries. Based on this experience, CADRI developed and delivered a training programme for regional and country-level advisors/officers covering DRR/preparedness/resilience portfolios in order to better support in-country programming in a more coordinated and cohesive manner.

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  • Risk profile:

    Zimbabwe is particularly vulnerable to climate induced hazards such as drought, floods and cyclones that can trigger food insecurity as well as disease and pest outbreaks. Floods are common in low-lying areas in the Zambezi region. Southern Zimbabwe is frequently hit by droughts and dry spells that severely reduce crop yields. Climate change has induced increasingly erratic rainfall which, combined with limited adaptive capacities, have resulted in peaks in food insecurity every four to five years.

    CADRI support:

    In response to the UN Resident Coordinator request to the CADRI Board, the CADRI Partnership organized a scoping mission to Zimbabwe on 14-16 September 2016 with the objective to define the scope, thematic focus, modality and timeline of engagement of the CADRI Partnership in Zimbabwe. A capacity assessment is planned for March 2017.

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