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Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Building Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience

in Palestine

The UN system in Palestine


Situation in palestine threats

Situation in Palestine : Threats

Palestine is facing multiple threats:

Natural:

  • Earthquake

  • Floods

  • Droughts

    Political:

  • Civil Unrest


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Disaster Management

Disaster Risk Reduction in Palestine

Disaster Preparedness

DRR

Disaster Mitigation & Resilience

Implementing

Implementing

Implementing

MOI,

PCD,

WFP

MOFA,

WFP

MOA,

FAO,

CRS,

WFP


Disaster management and preparedness

Disaster Management and Preparedness

  • Capacity Building of communities through E-voucher support;

  • Capacity Building in support of the Palestinian Civil Defense;

Disaster Mitigation & Building Resilience

  • Conditional Vouchers with :

    • Greening Palestine

    • Water Harvesting

    • Land Rehabilitation


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Delivering as One initiative

UN agencies in the Palestinian Territory

co-operating individual and joint initiatives to

support the Palestinian Civil Defense


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Support to the Palestinian Civil Defense

  • Building the Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience in Palestine

  • 16 individual projects to support PCD with a combined value of $7,6 mill USD


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Areas identified to support PCD

Three outputs according to their order of prioritization:

  • Information management

  • Logistics

  • Emergency Telecoms


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

SMS Project

Information Management and Emergency Telecoms

Mobile Solutions for transforming paper surveys into digital data

  • Risk assessment – vulnerability and Preparedness Survey;

  • Disaster assessment – after a disaster occurs;

  • Citizen Reporting of regular incidents – crowd sourcing;


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Benefits

  • Projects will support the Civil Defenses mandate as principle humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian Authority in times of emergency and disaster.

  • Collaborative initiatives with other actors strengthen all programmes and delivers maximum value for the international communities investments.

  • Resilience focused projects for both the PCD and the community ensure that long-term sustainability is achieved.


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Building resilient livelihood for food security initiative


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

“Greening Palestine” and

Climate Change Adaptation

What is it ?

Conditional voucher: work in return for voucher to access food in shops.

Work plan initiated on February 2013 , on two levels:

Greening Palestine: Tree Plantation;.

Land rehabilitation and reclamation: building terraces, water channels, and ponds.


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Greening Palestine and DRR

Positive outcomes

  • Tree Plantation:

  • Protects the land from soil erosion;

  • Increases flora in the territory which will :

  • Helps decrease pollution and ameliorate atmospheric conditions;

Land rehabilitation:

Building terraces,

water channels ponds

  • - Channel the water;

  • Prevent: floods from accessing lands, roads and homes; AND loss of livelihood due to droughts;

  • Increases land production;

will


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

“Rainwater harvesting” and climate change adaptation

  • What is it ?

Cash transfer: involving beneficiaries in water cisterns construction/rehabilitation

Activities on-going since 2011

1. Rehabilitation of cisterns for herders

2. Construction of cisterns for farmers


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Rainwater harvesting and DRR

Positive outcomes

Water harvesting

  • Increase quantity of water available

  • Increase predictability of water availability

  • Reduce production cost

will


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

The first tomato harvest from a rooftop aquaponic unit in the Gaza Strip’s AzZaitoun neighborhood

FAO/Christopher Somerville

“Urban Agriculture in Gaza” and resilient cities

  • What is it ?

Technology transfer: Vertical gardens, aquaponics, backyard gardens, fish ponds food diversification and value chain

Activities on-going since 2011

Rooftop gardens: 330 units (vertical and aquaponics)

Backyard gardens: 220 rabbit units

3. Fish ponds: 120 units


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

Rainwater harvesting and DRR

Positive outcomes

Roof top gardens

  • Increase water efficiency

  • Adaption of agricultural production to droughts and dry seasons

  • Reduce competition over space linked to urbanization

will

Backyard gardens and fish ponds

  • Secure diversified food

  • Provide cheap source of proteins

  • Preserve environment

  • No geopardize urbanization

will


Building capacities for disaster risk reduction and community resilience in palestine

The UN system in Palestine


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