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Building Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience

in Palestine

The UN system in Palestine


Situation in palestine threats
Situation in Palestine : Threats Community Resilience

Palestine is facing multiple threats:

Natural:

  • Earthquake

  • Floods

  • Droughts

    Political:

  • Civil Unrest


Disaster Management Community Resilience

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 Community Resilience

  • 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


Delivering as One initiative Community Resilience

UN agencies in the Palestinian Territory

co-operating individual and joint initiatives to

support the Palestinian Civil Defense


Support to the Palestinian Civil Defense Community Resilience

  • 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


Areas identified to support PCD Community Resilience

Three outputs according to their order of prioritization:

  • Information management

  • Logistics

  • Emergency Telecoms


SMS Project Community Resilience

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;


Benefits Community Resilience

  • 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.



“Greening Palestine” and Community Resilience

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.


Greening Palestine and DRR Community Resilience

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


“Rainwater harvesting” and climate change adaptation Community Resilience

  • 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


Rainwater harvesting and DRR Community Resilience

Positive outcomes

Water harvesting

  • Increase quantity of water available

  • Increase predictability of water availability

  • Reduce production cost

will


The first tomato harvest from a rooftop Community Resilience 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


Rainwater harvesting and DRR Community Resilience

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


The UN system in Palestine Community Resilience


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