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Guinea

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).

Capacity Assessment in DRR

As part of the national post-Ebola recovery strategy, and in response to the government request, the United Nations System (UNS) in Guinea used international expertise and deployed a multidisciplinary team to oversee an Assessment of National Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2016. The aim of the evaluation was to highlight the existing capacities, needs and priorities of the institutions at national and local level and to propose recommendations for disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity building, and Preparedness for Emergency Response (ERP). The evaluation gathered interviews with 80 institutions and field visits at the central (Conakry) and local (Mamou, Kankan, Nzérékoré, Matoto) levels. An evaluation report will be prepared following the mission and will be validated by the stakeholders.

The assessment report was validated at the technical level during a national workshop held on the occasion of a second mission of the international CADRI team organized from 17 to 28 April 2016, which had also made it possible to articulate the broad lines of a National Programme Disaster Management and Resilience.

National Programme for Disaster Management and Resilience

A third CADRI mission was organized from 13 to 17 June 2016 with the main objective of validating at the political level a proposal for the National Program. The document was presented to the Prime Minister on the occasion of a hearing given to the UN Resident Coordinator.

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).