Addressing climate induced disasters through enhanced national & local capacity for effective action

About the project

'Addressing the risk of climate-induced disasters through enhanced national and local capacity for effective actions’ will be the second Least Developed Countries Fund  (LDCF) project in Bhutan and will expand the resilience measures towards extreme events initiated in the first project.

This project will expand the scope beyond GLOFs to include floods due to intense rainfall, water management, and enhancement of capacity to deal with climate risks. The project will address issues related to flood protection in vulnerable industrial cities, multiphase disaster risk management, reform of hydro-meteorological services, and rural development programmes. It will also fund the design and construction of climate resilient water harvesting, storage and distribution systems.

The project will also provide support to establish disaster management institutions to respond effectively to floods and wild fires.The project is currently under design and will be completed in mid-2013.

Project outline

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Reducing risks from climate-induced floods and landslides in the economic and industrial hub of Bhutan
  • Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate-induced risks (droughts, floods, landslides, windstorms, forest fires) at community level in at least four Dzongkhags (districts)
  • Enhancing national capacity for managing climate risks through reliable and timely sharing of relevant information about climate-related risks and threats across community-based organization and planners.

Funding



2012-2013
Donors Amount (USD)
GEF-LDC/GSS $ 114, 500

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