Danida Enhances Community To Cope Natural Disasters

The Danida project ‘Enhancing Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Southeast Asia’ on Cambodia and Vietnam is contributed to increased preparedness capacity of communities and local government authorities to coastal disasters.
The strategy is to comprehend the impact of weather, climate variability and climate change, to address issues related to increased lead time and enhance the capacities of the community to understand and adequately act on the warnings.
Furthermore, the program aims at providing early warning information to facilitate hydro-meteorological services in Vietnam and Cambodia.  The project will assist the communities to enhance resilience against disaster risks by carrying out mitigation activities as part of their local risk reduction plans.
The Danida Project ‘Enhancing Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Southeast Asia’ is a follow-up on a workshop, conducted by the Danish Government in Copenhagen in November 2005, on Strengthening Resilience of Local Communities to Cope with Natural Disasters within the framework of the end-to-end early warning system for tsunamis and other natural hazards.
The project was started 1st January 2006 and will end 31st December 2009. The Danida grant amounts to DKK 9,000,000.
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