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Active Projects: 2

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Context

GFDRR supports activities to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in this country. Additional information forthcoming.

Projects Awarded by GFDRR 2007 - Present

Project Description
Strengthening DRM in Egypt Project
$500,000 12/2014 - 06/2017

The project objective is to strengthen the capacity of relevant agencies in Egypt to manage natural hazard risks and to develop systems for improved early warning. This technical assistance will strengthen the disaster risk management (DRM) capacity of the crisis management and disaster risk reduction sector of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) and other agencies' risk management capacity through training on damage and loss assessments and early warning, and through the revision of the national master strategy for DRM. Activities will also improve Egypt's early warning systems and develop tsunami preparedness.

Preparation of Strengthening Egypt's DRM Project
$350,000 11/2014 - 06/2017

The objective of the project is to build Egypt’s capacity to manage disaster risks and introduce critical foundations for improved early warning. The project focused on activities including: (i) reviewing the national strategy for disaster risk management (DRM) because the existing strategy focuses mainly on disaster response and does not sufficiently address prevention; laying a critical foundation for the development of a Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS); and addressing the DRM weaknesses of institutions, particularly governorates and executive entities that are at the operational level. It aims to provide capacity building to government authorities in areas where there is a lack of expertise, such as disaster risk financing and insurance.

World Bank Engagements 2012 – Present