GOI UNDP DRR Programme
Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for DRR
Implementing partner: NDMA
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India with support from UNDP-India implemented the Disaster Risk Management Programme (2002-09) in 176 multi hazard prone districts in 17 States across the country. The programme attempted to demonstrate a sustainable model to institutionalize systems for disaster risk management at all levels (village/GP/Block/ Ward/ULB/District/State) with focus on community based disaster preparedness and response. This programme concluded in June 2009. However the implementation of the sub component of the GOI-UNDP DRM Programme i.e. Urban Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Project which covered 38 earthquake prone cities across the country continued till 31st December, 2009.
Based on these experiences gained during the implementation of the GOI-UNDP DRM Programme, the enactment of Disaster Management Act 2005, and the various efforts undertaken by NDMA it was felt necessary to take up more programmes to enhance the capacity of the DM institutions set up at various levels for disaster risk reduction. Hence after the successful implementation of the GOI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme (2002-2009), Government of India with support from UNDP is now implementing the GOI-UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Programme(DRR) from 2009 to 2012.The GOI-UNDP DRR programme is envisaged to support Central and State Government programmes and initiatives by providing critical inputs that would enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the efforts in Disaster Risk Reduction. The programme strives to strengthen the institutional structure to undertake Disaster Risk Reduction activities at various levels including risks being enhanced due to climate change and develop preparedness for recovery.