ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific

ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific

Description

Description: 
This project, titled: ACP-EU Building Safety & Resilience in the Pacific is the Pacific component of the10th  EDF Intra-ACP envelope for Disaster Risk Reduction. It corresponds directly to priorities identified under the 2009 EU Strategy for Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction in Developing Countries and its implementation plan.  The high vulnerability of Pacific Island ACP States (PICs) to a number of environmental and natural hazards is well known. This vulnerability is further exacerbated by their small land areas as well as their narrow, often subsistence-based fragile economies, coupled with physical distance both within and between states. Current analysis suggests that PICs remain disaster prone and that the economic impacts of such natural events pose severe development constraints.  Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures reduce vulnerability and prevent the loss of lives, assets and livelihoods thereby reducing the exposure of governments to divert substantial national resources from development to relief, recovery and reconstruction when disasters strike and to build safety and resilience of their communities. In this regard, the project will mainstream DRR/Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) at national and regional levels, filling in the gap between humanitarian assistance and development as well as by serving as an anchor initiative to leverage DRR coordinated efforts in the region and integrating DRR and CCA into national and sector strategies.   
Objectives: 
The overall objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability as well as the social, economic and environmental costs of disasters caused by natural hazards, thereby achieving regional and national Sustainable development and poverty reduction goals in ACP Pacific Island States (PICs).
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Short Title: 
ACP-EU BSRP
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Start Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014