Strengthening national capacity for disaster risk reduction
The aim of the project is to strengthen capacities, systems and mechanisms at al levels for disaster risk reduction through development of a multi sectoral Strategic National Action Plan. Other key deliverable for the project include; capacity building of all the District level stakeholders on the implementation of DRR and evaluations of the strategy and plan.
A National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy for 2013 – 2018 has been completed. Its aim is to; establish and incorporate the foundational guiding arrangements for disaster risk reduction in the country;to increase awareness and knowledge of disaster risk reduction methods and opportunities;to inform the legal and institutional basis for efficient disaster risk reduction planning and implementation;to contribute towards the inclusion of disaster risk reduction into development policy, programmes and projects;to establish a strategic platform for public-private-sector co-operation in disaster risk reduction;to contribute to community resilience against the threats and effects of disasters.
Project funding and implementation
The project is funded through cost sharing arrangement between UNDP and Government of Botswana.