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UNDP/BCPR DISASTER-RELATED INTERVENTIONS. Disaster Risk Reduction Early Recovery SURGE capacity. Disaster Risk Reduction. Why? Disaster risk and development are inextricably linked UNDP’s role is to support high risk countries to achieve their development goals (MDG) What?

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Undp bcpr disaster related interventions


Disaster Risk Reduction

Early Recovery

SURGE capacity

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Why?

  • Disaster risk and development are inextricably linked

  • UNDP’s role is to support high risk countries to achieve their development goals (MDG)

  • What?

  • Support national and local governments to address root causes to reduce risks and losses by reducing hazard exposure

  • 2006 – UNDP in 50 countries with annual budget of $90 million for disaster risk and recovery

  • How?

  • Creating the conditions for implementing risk identification, reduction and transfer in high risk situations

  • Mainstreaming disaster risk management into wide range of development processes

Drr cont

DRR cont…

  • Specifically

    • Policy formulation

    • Personnel networks

    • Knowledge management

    • Tool development

    • Global advocacy

    • Technical support for program design and formulation

    • Management of global programs

    • Regional Programs

    • Senior Regional Disaster Reduction Advisors in all five regions

    • National Disaster Reduction Advisors in UNDP offices in 13 high risk countries

    • Key external partnerships organized through the ISDR system and membership of IASC

    • In CO supporting national and sub-national government implement DRR

Early recovery global and local

Early Recovery – global and local

  • Why?

  • Bridge the gap between relief and development (‘transition’)

  • Not a new concept but now, as part of IASC cluster system, it has new momentum and credibility

  • What?

  • Recovery perspective integrated during as humanitarian phase

  • Multi-sectoral

  • Supports spontaneous recovery

  • Builds foundations for longer-term recovery

  • Life-sustaining not life-saving

  • Focus on restoring the foundations of local communities

Er cont

ER cont…

  • How?

  • Global level – Cluster Working Group on Early Recovery (CWGER)

    • 24 humanitarian and development members

    • Developing tools and guidance

    • Support to the field – Expert roster to support RC/HC coordination

    • Partnerships

  • Country level - UNDP CO programming

    • New Corporate Policy on ER to be issued soon

      • Business unusual for UNDP but becoming part of core business

      • Working with humanitarian partners

      • Rapid deployment and project approval

      • Leading cluster and programming to cover necessary areas

  • Surge immediate crisis response at undp

    SURGE – Immediate crisis response at UNDP

    • Why?

    • Support effective post-crisis response of UNDP CO to ensure CO can respond effectively to crisis providing recovery and development

    • Support ER programming by UNDP CO

    • What?

    • Human Resources Capacity – getting the right people to the right place at the right time - SURGE Roster of Advisors

    • Standard Operating Procedures - refining policies and systems governing UNDP’s immediate crisis response

    • Toolkit – compilation of best practices, regulations and specific guidance for crisis countries

    • How?

    • Roles and responsibilities detailed in SOP

    • Depending on the crisis level (1-3) different procedures are activated

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