objective is to strengthen commitment and capacity by
Governments in ECA to anticipate, manage and recover from disaster events
across the region. This activity seeks to expand commitment to disaster and
climate resilience in ECA through: 1) building new, and deepening existing, engagements
in countries where DRM is emerging as a government priority by assessing the
current status and determining a range of policy and investment actions that
are needed to accelerate disaster and climate resilience; 2) ensuring that
disaster and climate risks are considered during systematic country
diagnostics, during country partnership framework discussions and during in
other country dialogue opportunities; and 3) strengthening international
partnerships and visibility for DRM across the region. New engagements will be
explored in Tajikistan, Ukraine, Belarus and Bulgaria and DRM
engagements will be deepened in Croatia, Romania and Turkey, focused on safer,
inclusive and sustainable schools and wildfire prevention and preparedness.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction