Disaster Risk Reduction DRR – Completed projects

Working with the local communities to increase their resilience to disasters caused by manmade and natural hazards and promoting the establishment of strategic and systematic disaster management approaches on regional and central levels of government.

 
Ongoing projects Completed projects
 
 
Sustaining DRR actions at scale in South Caucasus region
 
Donor: The United Nations Children’s Fund
Start/End date: 17 March, 2015 – 17 December, 2015
Location: Tbilisi, Racha-Lechkhumi Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti
 
The project is designed in the framework of ongoing phase of ECHO and UNICEF funded programme aiming at building the resilience of children and vulnerable communities in hazard prone areas by promoting preparedness and disaster risk reduction education. The specific objective of the project is to continue application of apply successfully piloted methodologies of working with DRR Youth Clubs and to increase knowledge and capacity of children and education authorities in 10 pilot schools in hazard prone areas to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to disasters. On the other hand, the project aims to assist national education and emergency management authorities in further development/strengthening of DRM systems and respectively reflect of internationally recognized standards/methodologies in national level polices. The project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the Emergency Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
 
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG DRR Center Chairman.
E-mail: vgrigolashvili@rdfg.ge


Strengthening National Disaster Risk Reduction Capacities in Georgia
 
Donor: The United Nations Development Programme
Start/End date: 5 March, 2015 – 30 September, 2016
Location: Countrywide
 
The overall objective of the “Strengthening National Disaster Risk Reduction Capacities in Georgia” project is to enhance national disaster risk reduction capacities for increasing the resilience to potential disaster risks by achieving the following two outputs: i. Disaster Risk Reduction and recovery related issues are mainstreamed in sectorial planning and national development programmes and frameworks; ii. National disaster preparedness capacities are strengthened for effective response at all levels.
 
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG Chairman.
E-mail: vgrigolashvili@rdfg.ge


Livelihood Assessment in Communities of Zemo Svaneti
 
Donor: Action Against Hunger
Start/End date: 30 August, 2013 – 15 November, 2014
Location: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
 
This assessment was undertaken by RDFG in seven villages of Mestia Municipality by the request of ACF South Caucasus Mission within DG ECHO funded “Strengthening Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Abkhazia and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia” project. About 124 interviews were undertaken in pre-identified by ACF communities and Mestia Municipal Center. The main objective of the assessment was to provide a comprehensive and in depth analysis of livelihoods practices, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses in the selected ACF project communities in Samegrelo Zemo Svaneti, which are important to the communities’ resilience, effective resource management, and economic planning. The Assessment report was formulated in a way that would be easy to disseminate to communities, municipalities and other relevant stakeholders.


Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Institutions and Vulnerable Communities in Georgia
 
Donor: United Nations Children’s Fund
Start/End date: 15 August, 2013 – 27 November, 2013
Location: Tbilisi, Racha-Lechkhumi Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti
 
The overall objective of the proposed intervention was to contribute to the increased resilience and reduced vulnerability of children and communities in areas prone to natural hazards. The specific objective of the project was to increase knowledge and capacity of children and education authorities in 10 pilot schools in hazard prone areas to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to disasters. Within the project the following activities were carried out: School Disaster Management Boards in targeted schools were established, DRR/DM trainings for the targeted school representatives were delivered, School Disaster Management Plans were developed, youth DRR summer camp was organized for 40 participants from targeted schools. Also, it was advocated for adoption of developed common tools, such as school DMP templates and respective instructions by the respective line ministries.


Strengthening Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Abkhazia and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
 
Donor: Action Against Hunger
Start/End date: 15 July, 2013 – 5 August, 2013
Location: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
 
The project aimed to provide nine days training in Light Search & Rescue (LSR) Operations and conduct emergency simulations and evacuation drills for ACF beneficiaries in eight targeted communities with the purpose to form and equip the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). RDFG DRR center also provided technical assistance to local communities in development of Community Disaster Management Plans (CDMP) and School Emergency Response Plans (SERP) design, including evacuation schemes, as well as built DRM capacity of involved Abkhazian and Svanetian CBOs.


Disaster Risk Reduction Education Events
 
Donor: United Nations Children’s Fund
Start/End date: 3 September, 2012 – 17 September, 2012
Location: Tbilisi
 
The project aimed to facilitate the organization process of a DRR Education Event in the DIPECHO project pilot school in Tbilisi. As part of the Environmental Education Week (EEW) and the Intergovernmental Conference Tbilisi +35 on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development, which commemorates the 1977 Tbilisi Declaration and 35 years of global educational efforts toward a sustainable world. RDFG DRR Center assissted UNICEF in organizing a DRR education side event/site visit for the high-level delegates, who have expressed interest in learning about DRR/environmental education activities under the DIPECHO program and how these topics have been integrated in the National Curriculum of Georgia.


Training on Disaster Risk Reduction in 17 Schools
 
Donor: World Vision International in Georgia
Start/End date: 1 March, 2012 – 10 July, 2012
Location: Samtkhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Kakheti
 
The overall goal of project was to increase awareness about the natural hazards at schools and provide information about disaster risk reduction measures. The following aspects of the disaster risk reduction were introduced to the project beneficiaries, teachers and students from 17 targeted schools: stages of mitigation and preparedness for disasters. In addition to these, the sessions on simple early warning systems at schools, roles of the school’s youth clubs in reduction of disaster risks, awareness raising about environmental protection, supporting implementation of disaster risk reduction measures and preparedness for disasters at schools were provided. DRR reading book/materials and introduction to Early Warning Systems was developed and issued for targeted beneficiaries;
 
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG DRR Center Chairman.
E-mail: vgrigolashvili@rdfg.ge


Assisting Kakhetian farmers in demo plots establishment
 
Donor: World Vision International in Georgia
Start/End date: 1 December, 2011 – 10 April, 2012
Location: Kakheti
 
RDFG was contracted to assist World Vision Kakheti Area Development Program (ADP) to provide an assessment for identification of project beneficiary farmers and local schools for establishment of demo plots. For identified beneficiaries RDFG provided demo plot specific training and organized an exchange visit Kakheti ADP community farmers and school students to the RDFG demo plots and Young Farmer Centers and arranged the discussions the association’s beneficiaries. RDFG Farmers Field Schools (FFS) specialists provided a continuous capacity building to establish and run the demo plots as well as facilitated organization of seasonal school vegetable fairs.
 
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG Chairman.
E-mail: vgrigolashvili@rdfg.ge


Economic Development through agricultural assistance for IDP farmers in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
 
Donor: The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Start/End date: 1 November, 2011 – 28 February, 2014
Location: Mtskheta-MtianetiMtskheta-Mtianeti
 
The overall goal of phase I was to contribute to poverty reduction and to youth inclusion in livelihood development for IDP families in Georgia. Project activities included establishment of Farmers Regional Information Centre (Extension Service Center) and Youth Farmers’ Centers, promotion of farmers’ union/cooperatives, arrangement of demonstration plots and markets, provision of trainings and consultations on agricultural development, business development DRR and Climate Change topics within RDFG Farmers Field Schools (FFS).