Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Systems (PRO-GRC II)

IP Wave

Country: Mozambique

Client: German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Counterpart Organization: National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC)

Project Duration: 01/2010 - 12/2012

Mozambique is one of the countries in Africa most strongly and frequently affected by natural phenomena, such as hurricanes, inundations and droughts. The multiple natural risks and the high vulnerability especially of the poor rural population result in a high disaster risk, which even may increase in the future, among others due to climate change.

During the last years, there has already been made important progress in disaster risk management (DRM). Nevertheless, the institutional capacities of the Institute for Disaster Management INGC are still insufficient to establish decentralised DRM in all disaster-prone areas in a qualitative adequate and sustainable way and to attend adequately the existing local structures. Furthermore, the necessary consideration of DRM in the relevant sector ministries (among others Ministry of Construction, Education, Planning) as well as in the development planning of the district administrations has to be further developed.

Despite the good progress already made, the population in the disaster-prone areas still doesn’t’ have the necessary support to reduce its disaster risk effectively and sustainably, due to the insufficient capacity of the local structures (core problem). The objective of the second phase of the Programme is, that the population in cooperation with the local administrations and INGC applies methods and measures of DRM and reduces its risk in disaster-prone areas taking into account climate change.

Main Services Provided:

  • Technical assistance for the development of technologies to reduce vulnerability to drought, including monitoring mechanisms used by the families in the (semi-) arid regions and their effects in terms of reducing vulnerability;
  • Institutional and technical strengthening and capacity development for the sustainable implementation of disaster risk management in vulnerable districts, including the autonomous building-up and monitoring of local disaster risk management committees and advising district administrations;
  • Cross-cutting technical, conceptual and strategic advice for INGC especially in terms of staff development and improved coordination with sector ministries and donors for the consolidation and the implementation of disaster risk management taking into account the adaptation to climate change.