MercyCorps Disaster Risk Reduction
About the Project
From October 2016 to March 2017, RDFG Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Center will implement the “Capacity building of municipal DRR Working Groups and Municipal DRR focal points” contract Mercy Corps Georgia to support the Alliances Lesser Caucasus Programme (ALCP). The goal of the project is to raise DRR Working Groups’ (WGs) and DRR Focal Points’ capacity in eleven targeted municipalities of Kvemo Karli and Adjara, as well as advocate to and work with regional and national government where required. The project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, the Emergency Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Millennium Challenge Account Georgia.
The project activities will occur in the Kvemo Kartli municipality (Bolnisi, Gardabani, Dmanisi, Tetritskaro, Marneuli, Tsalka) and the Adjara municipality (Khulo, Keda, Khelvachauri, Kobuleti, Shuakhevi). Project consists of the activities below:
- Prepare a research report about Georgian policy and existing legislative regulations on DRR and animal disease prevention considering the competences and powers of the local self-governments/municipalities, while indicating the law articles which are or can be used to strengthen the ALCP facilitated municipal and regional DRR mechanism.
- Build the capacity of DRR WG’s and DRR focal points in their day-to-day activities to plan and develop cost-effective and locally-appropriate measures to prevent local disasters, including animal diseases. RDFG will work with the DRR Focal to collect, analyze, use, and regularly update data to help them understand and carry out their duties related to information dissemination to the local population, especially male and female farmers.
- Provide trainings for the municipal DRR WGs and municipal DRR focal points in Kvemo Kartli (Bolnisi, Gardabani, Dmanisi, Tetritskaro, Marneuli, Tsalka) and Adjara (Khulo, Keda, Khelvachauri, Kobuleti, Shuakhevi).
- Develop written recommendations of DRR Guidelines that can be used in the long-term.