Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Building project

What is the project about?

Flooding after heavy rains is one of Uganda's vulnerabilities. It usually destroys crops, homes, infrastructure, and other property, leaving thousands and uproot thousands from their homes left thousands homeless. Disaster Risk Management intends to help the Government prepare for such situations. (UNDP Uganda/2012).

This project is going to contribute to strengthening national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) institutions through improved sector coordination. Its main goal will be to see that DRR is included in national and sector specific policies and projects and also improve the different communities’ readiness to deal with disasters.

This project like the others will build on previous UNDP interventions which have included working with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to strengthen the capacity of various institutions to coordinate emergency and disaster risk measures.  UNDP has also worked with local governments to formulate disaster management plans at sub-county level; a Northern Uganda Data Centre set up to handle disaster risk mapping using GIS is one of UNDP’s key result areas at that level.

Project Objectives

The key objectives of the project are;

  • To strengthen the national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) institutions; enhanced sectoral coordination and DRR mainstreamed into national and sector-specific development policies and programmes
  • Generate an evidence base for DRR post-disaster recovery
  • Enhanced community resilience to disasters
  • Training and capacity building for comprehensive disaster risk reduction in the country.

Who finances it?

The one year project (2013 - 2014) is implemented with funding from the UNDP Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

Project period

2013 - 2014


810,000 USD

Funding source


Project Overview
Start Date:
Estimated End Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention & Recovery
MDG 1, 7
Project Officer:
Jose Manzano
Government of Uganda