Contribution agreement signed between European Commission and UNDP PNG

16 May 2013

imageOne of the many river is Bougainville that cause flooding

A contribution agreement has been signed between the EU and UNDP country office in PNG to implement a disaster risk management project titled “Reducing Risk and Building Community Resilience in Autonomous Region of Bougainville’. The project, with a budget of 540,000 Euros will be implemented over a period of 18 months. The EU will contribute 400,000 Euros towards the implementation of the project. The project will be implemented in 5 flood prove communities in Tinputz District of Northern Bougainville that will benefit 5000 people living in the flood prone areas. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the communities in Autonomous Region of Bougainville to Natural disasters and climate change related risk through creation of an enabling environment of community resilience and empowering communities to identify hazard risk and implement local level risk reduction interventions. This is to be achieved through: • Integration of disaster risk reduction concerns into local level planning • Development of Provincial and District level DRM plans • Assessment of community level risks and development of community level DRM Plans • Implementation of risk reduction measures The project builds upon UNDP’s previous engagement in ARB that included strengthening of ARB disaster management office through provision of office equipment, establishment of fully operational disaster management committee at ARB level and training of district and provincial staff on basics of DRM.