Moldova Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction Project

 

Description:

Moldova’s economy, population, and environment are highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards.  Climate change is expected to amplify exposure to meteorological hazards. The project seeks to reduce disaster and climate risks in Moldova and thus contribute to the attainment of country development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals.


Objectives:

The objective of this project is to contribute to the reduction of disaster and climate risks in Moldova by strengthening disaster and climate risk assessment capacities; reducing vulnerabilities and strengthening capacities to manage disaster and climate risks at the local level; advocating for an advancement of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) integration into development planning.

Benefits expected:

  • Disaster and climate risk assessment capacities strengthened and priorities identified at the national level;
  • Vulnerabilities reduced and capacities strengthened to manage climate risks at local level;
  • Strengthened capacity of UN Country Team to manage disaster and climate risks.

Public
awareness:

The project will build public and key stakeholders awareness regarding disaster and climate risks, as well as their impact, particularly on vulnerable groups, to minimize its consequences. The project will seek to improve readiness to prevent and mitigate natural and manmade disasters and crises.

 

Partners:

Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Environment and local public administrations, civil society organizations, research institutions, donors and international financial institutions.

 

Noteworthy:

This project will contribute to improvement of risk assessment through strengthening coordination among the relevant institutions, the upgrade of databases, creation of a central disaster and climate risk database (a National Disaster Observatory). In parallel, actions will be taken at the local level to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen capacities to manage climate risks at local levels. At the same time, advocacy measures will be taken for and advancement of the integration of DRR into development planning at the national level. Finally, a UN Disaster Management Team will be created to provide a much-needed coordination mechanism, followed by the development of a concept, advocacy, and an agreed charter for the creation of a National Platform for DRR.


 


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