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 contributes to strengthening national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) institutions through improved sector coordination. Its main goal is 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 builds on previous UNDP interventions to strengthen the capacity of various institutions including the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to coordinate emergency and disaster risk measures. 

Under the project, UNDP has worked with local governments to formulate disaster management plans at sub-county level and a Northern Uganda Data Centre set up to handle disaster risk mapping using GIS.  

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 project which will run from 2013 to 2016 is implemented with funding from the UNDP Bureau of Policy and Programme Support and the Governments of Japan and Sweden.

Project period

2013 - 2016


USD 3,968,708

Funding source

UNDP/BPPS, Japan, Sweden

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