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October 11, 2017

Fostering Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning System in Abkhazia

Project Title - "Fostering Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning System in Abkhazia"

Location - Georgia

Donor - EU/UNDP/COBERM

Client - Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM), United Nations Development Programme Georgia

Dates - 2017-2018

Objectives - Project's overall objective is to support confidence building activities of non-state actors through fostering mutual understanding and joint efforts for mapping out Natural Disaster Risks (NDR) (natural hazards, vulnerabilities of elements at risk) in Abkhazia.

Specific Objectives:

  • Elaborate joint disaster risk assessment methodology, identifying authentic interests to assure ownership, tailored to the local needs in agreement with the Georgian-Abkhazian practitioners working in DRM field
  • Jointly assess and map Natural Disaster Risks (natural hazards, vulnerabilities of elements at risk) common for Abkhazia using open-source and innovative approaches within Geographic Information system (GIS) environment in agreement with the Georgian-Abkhazian practitioners working in DRM field;
  • Connect agents of change capable of influencing their societies – Strengthen  cooperation within Georgian-Abkhazians practitioners working in Disaster Risk Management field