ACP-EU NDRR Resources

Post-Disaster Assessment February 21, 2018

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (Volume III)

The report for the Somalia Drought and Impact Assessment was published in January 2017. This assessment, undertaken with the support of the ACP-EU NDRR Program, enabled to assess damages and impact following the 2016-2017 drought in Somalia.
Post-Disaster Assessment February 21, 2018

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (Volume II)

The report for the Somalia Drought and Impact Assessment was published in January 2017. This assessment, undertaken with the support of the ACP-EU NDRR Program, enabled to assess damages and impact following the 2016-2017 drought in Somalia.
Post-Disaster Assessment February 16, 2018

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (Volume I)

The report for the Somalia Drought and Impact Assessment was published in January 2017. This assessment, undertaken with the support of the ACP-EU NDRR Program, enabled to assess damages and impact following the 2016-2017 drought in Somalia.
Activity Report, Annual Report January 30, 2018

Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative Activity Report 2016-2017

This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative,” the “Initiative” or “R5”—from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The report gives an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.
Post-Disaster Assessment January 25, 2018

Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment following Hurricane Maria

Following an official request from the government of Dominica for post-disaster assistance on 25 September 2017, the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the WB/GFDRR supported the government in undertaking a post-disaster assessment, in close collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Development Bank.
Report January 24, 2018

Urban Flood Risk Management in the Pacific

This Knowledge Note describes a benchmarking method developed to track the progress of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) toward best-practice flood risk management (FRM). FRM is a process for assessing flood risk, evaluating options to manage the risk, and implementing a strategic plan to reduce risk. The method was applied to assess current urban FRM practices in Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, focusing on riverine flood hazards. The results show the following:

Report November 16, 2017

Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment - Summary Report

Alongside the ACP-EU NDRR-funded Climate Vulnerability Assessment: Making Fiji Climate Resilient, launched at COP23 in Bonn under Fiji’s historical Presidency (see story here and report here), a summary report was also published, highlighting the main messages of the assessment.

Report November 13, 2017

Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment

The ACP-EU NDRR-funded Climate Vulnerability Assessment: Making Fiji Climate Resilient, launched at COP23 in Bonn under Fiji’s historical Presidency of this major global event, provides significant new analysis of Fiji’s vulnerability to climate change. It includes projections that show the potential impacts of climate change on Fiji over the coming decades, and analyses of what climate change means for its economy, health and food security together with what it could mean for key industries including agriculture and tourism.

Post-Disaster Assessment November 13, 2017

Sierra Leone Rapid Damage and Loss Assessment: August 2017 Landslides and Floods

On 14 August, 2017, a tropical convergence in the Regent area on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown resulted in a section of Sugar Loaf mountain coming down. A combination of heavy downpours and unregulated construction on the sides of the mountain undermined its structure leading to mudslides and floods, killing 493 people with an additional 600 people missing and leaving over 3,000 people homeless.

Report July 31, 2017

National Risk Atlas of Rwanda

The Risk Atlas shows how Rwanda is prone to a number of natural hazards. Meanwhile, the (physical) vulnerability of the different assets vary across hazards with high vulnerability to drought and landslide and moderate vulnerability to earthquake and windstorms.

The report can be downloaded here.

Other July 19, 2017

Video – Ramani Huria community mapping in Dar es Salam, Tanzania

In the frame of the Building Climate Resilience in Tanzania Water Sector project funded by the ACP-EU NDRR Program, Ramani Huria is a community-based mapping activity in Dar es Salaam training university students and local community members to create highly accurate maps of the most flood-prone areas in the city.
Report, Risk Profile July 18, 2017

Summary report on the SWIO RAFI

A summary report was published on the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (SWIO RAFI), co-financed by the ACP-EU NDRR Program and the ACP-EU Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative. The report summarizes progress made in advancing analytical work to improve the understanding of disaster risks and risk financing solutions for Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zanzibar.  The risk profiles along with key findings were published in this report that provides detailed quantitative risk data for each island nation.

Report June 28, 2017

Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines in Jamaica

The Coastal Management and Beach Restoration Guidelines for Jamaica had the overall objective to support national policy and institutional development relating to coastal resources, natural hazards and climate related impacts and sustainable development. This was done through the review, consolidation and update of existing priority guidelines and regulations into an integrated and more coherent package, which will establish linkages between existing sector specific policies and ocean and coastal zone issues. 

Annual Report, Report June 27, 2017

Activity Report ACP-EU NDRR Program (2015-2016)

The ACP-EU NDRR Activity Report for the period 2015-2016 offers an overview on how the Program continues to scale-up its support to disaster-prone ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge sharing.
Guide June 13, 2017

Focus Day on Post-Disaster Response in Brussels

On June 9, 2017, more than 100 participants including ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, disaster risk management (DRM) coordinators, recovery advisors and policy officers from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries attended a “Focus Day” on lessons learned from post-disaster response in ACP countries in the frame of the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Program.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 2, 2017

ACP EU NDRR PDNAs and Rapid Assessments

Building upon the tripartite Joint Declaration on Post-Crisis Assessments and Recovery Planning signed by the EU, the WBG, and the UN in 2008, which aims at mobilizing the partners and their resources to harmonize and better coordinate post-crisis response frameworks, the ACP-EU NDRR Program has supported ACP governments in undertaking 19 post disaster assessments jointly with the EU and UN since 2011.

Africa

Stories of Impact June 2, 2017

Stories of Impact Series

A series highlighting achievements in disaster risk initiatives.

Report March 27, 2017

Publication of the 2014-2016 Result Area 2 Activity Report

This report summarizes the activities and achievements under the Result 2 of the Program Building Disaster Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Report March 17, 2017

Publication of the ADRF Initiative 2014-2016 Activity Report

This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative”, the “Initiative” or “R5”—from its commencement in August 2014 to June 30, 2016. The ADRF Initiative is not financed by the ACP-EU NDRR Program but is part of the Building Disaster Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa Program.

Stories of Impact November 21, 2016

Story of Impact - Communicating Flood Risk Along Guyana’s Coast

In January 2005, heavy rainfall caused catastrophic flooding along Guyana's coasts, affecting 290,000 people – almost half of Guyana’s population. Total flood damage was estimated at $465 million, or nearly 60 percent of the country’s GDP, prompting the government to work towards increasing its capacity to manage flood risk.

Stories of Impact November 21, 2016

Story of Impact - Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste, a small, mountainous country in Southeast Asia occupying the eastern half the island of Timor, is highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Weather-related risks, such as monsoon rains, droughts, flash floods, landslides, and destructive winds are frequent threats. These risks are exacerbated by the potential for seismic risks, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

June 12, 2016

Lesotho Water Security and Climate Change Assessment

Despite its abundant water resources, Lesotho remains vulnerable to the impacts associated with regular and recurrent floods and droughts. The floods in 2011 were the largest in the country since the 1930s, while the drought in 2015 –16 period was the most severe on record. All the climate models indicate that average mean surface temperatures will rise, but precipitation projections vary greatly.

June 12, 2016

Post-Disaster Needs Assessment - Tropical Cyclone Winston February 2016

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston developed in the South Pacific Basin into a category 5 cyclone which struck Fiji on 20 February killing 44 people and leaving a trail of destruction across large parts of the island. The cyclone was the most powerful storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Fiji Disaster Recovery Framework

Alongside the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, undertaken with the support of the ACP-EU NDRR, the Government of Fiji also published a Disaster Recovery Framework. This document was prepared in coordination with the World Bank, the United Nations, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank and the Pacific Community.

The document is available to view online and download here.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Seychelles DaLA: Floods 2013

On January 27–28, 2013, heavy rains resulting from tropical cyclone Felleng caused severe flooding and landslides in the Seychelles, particularly in three districts on the southeast coast of Mahé (Au Cap, Pointe Larue, and Cascade), as well as on the nearby islands of Praslin and La Digue.

 

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

St Lucia Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment: Floods 2013

The primary objective of the proposed activity was to assess the extent of damages and losses to critical public infrastructures in Saint Lucia resulting from flood and landslides, as a consequence of the torrential rain on 24-25 December 2013.

 

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Rapid DaLA: Floods 2013

This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment was undertaken with the support of the ACP-EU NDRR Program.
Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Fiji PDNA: Tropical Cyclone Evan 2012

The PDNA resulted in a government-owned report outlining opportunities for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into national recovery and development strategies and next steps in the reconstruction and recovery efforts.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Samoa PDNA: Cyclone Evan 2012

The key objective of the PDNA was to assist Government of Samoa to:

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Nigeria PDNA: Floods in 2012

Heavy rains between July and October 2012 combined with rising water levels resulting from the runoff contributed to the flooding of human settlements located downstream of the Kainji, Shiroro, and Jebba dams on the Niger River; the Lagdo dam in Cameroun on the Benue River; the Kiri dam on the Gongola River; and several other irrigation dams.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Djibouti: PDNA following droughts in 2008-2011

The primary objective was to support the Government of Djibouti undertake a drought Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), identifying priority drought mitigation measures and develop a recovery strategy to address the short term emergency needs.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 12, 2016

Kenya: PDNA following droughts in 2008-2011

During the drought period (2008-2011), 3.7 million people were in immediate need of food, clean water, and basic sanitation in Kenya and urgent short and long-term interventions were needed to save the lives and livelihoods of millions.

Brochure June 11, 2016

Brochure: Development of Comprehensive (National and Local) Disaster Risk Profiles for enhancing Disaster Management in Rwanda Project (MIDIMAR Rwanda)

The Development of Comprehensive Disaster Risk Profiles for Enhancing Disaster Management project was launched in October 2012 and closed in April 2016, having successfully completed all key planned activities. The project was implemented by the WB in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), and aimed at assessing the risk of various hazards and develop a comprehensive disaster risk profile. On September 10, 2015, the project launched its

Brochure June 11, 2016

Brochure: Southwest Indian Ocean Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (SWIO RAFI)

The SWIO RAFI seeks to address high vulnerability of the Southwest Indian Ocean Island States to disaster losses from catastrophes such as cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. The initiative is being implemented with financial support from the ACP-EU NDRR Program. 

The brochure can be downbloaded here.

Report June 11, 2016

Report: Managing Flood Risk in Guyana The Conservancy Adaptation Project 2008-2013

The Conservancy Adaptation Project (CAP) Workshop was held in Guyana on March 7, 2014, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana together with the World Bank.

Report June 11, 2016

ACP-EU NDRR Program Progress Report (2011-2013)

Publication of the 2011-2013 ACP-EU NDRR Progress Report

Brochure June 11, 2016

ACP-EU NDRR Program Brochure

The ACP-EU NDRR Program brochure outlines the Program’s objectives and selected achievements. (French version coming soon)

Post-Disaster Assessment June 11, 2016

Cameroon - Evaluation de l’etat du barrage, des digues, du reservoir et des structures hydrauliques

L'objectif général de ce projet etait de soutenir le Gouvernement du Cameroun (GdC) dans l’élaboration d’un plan et l’identification des mesures visant à prévenir l'effondrement de la digue et la réhabilitation des infrastructures liées à l'eau. Ceci afin de réduire les risques futurs, ainsi que de renforcer les capacités des agences gouvernementales locales et nationales pour se préparer et répondre aux futures inondations via un renforcement de la préparation aux situations et à la planification d'urgence.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 11, 2016

Cabo Verde Post Disaster Needs Assessment 2015

The eruption of the Pico do Fogo volcano began on 23rd of November 2014 and continued until February 8th, 2015. By the end of the eruption, the lava had covered an era of approximately 520 ha with an average 8-meter height lava wall.

The 88 days of intense and effusive eruption culminated in the total destruction of all houses and community infrastructures of the localities of Portela and Bangaeira - Chã das Caldeiras, forcing the evacuation and displacement of 994 people.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 10, 2016

Dominica 2015: Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment

The Rapid Damage and Impact Assessment report is available to view online and download at: goo.gl/0Vm28F.

Post-Disaster Assessment June 10, 2016

Mozambique 2015: Damage Assessment and Early Recovery / Sustainable Reconstruction Priorities

Starting January 12, 2015, Mozambique experienced widespread flooding in the Zambezia province. Floods extended to neighbouring Nampula and Niassa provinces. Official data indicate 157,000 people affected by the floods (125,000 in Zambezia, 12,000 in Niassa and 20,000 in Nampula) and points to a death toll of 158 (out of which 134 in Zambezia province). 1953 classrooms (of which 381 in conventional building materials) have been damaged.

Stories of Impact June 10, 2016

Identifying Risks and Guiding Recovery Efforts in Malawi

In January 2015, Malawi experienced some of the most devastating flooding in its history. In the aftermath, the Government conducted a PDNA with support of the EU, GFDRR and the WB.

The findings of the assessment have informed $80 million in WB financing to help restore agricultural livelihoods, reconstruct critical public infrastructure, enhance food security, and improve disaster response and recovery capacity. The Malawi SOI can be found here: goo.gl/hCgeWQ

Report June 10, 2016

Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance in Dominican Republic

The publication analyses the fiscal and economic impact of natural disasters in the country, and was jointly prepared with the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development. The study showed that annual average losses associated with earthquakes and cyclones add up to $670 million, equivalent to 1.1 percent of GDP in 2013. This study will set the basis for developing a disaster risk financing strategy.

Report June 10, 2016

Timor Leste - Hazard Risk Assesment Synthesis Report

Publication of the Timor Leste - Hazard Risk Assesment Synthesis Report

The report can be downloaded here.

Brochure June 10, 2016

DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABLITY AND URBAN RESILIENCE BROCHURE (DIMSUR)

The establishment of DiMSUR, co-funded by the ACP-EU NDRR Program was facilitated by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), in cooperation with UNISDR, with the support of the European Commission Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO).

Annual Report June 9, 2016

Annual Report 2015

The 2015 GFDRR Annual Report: Bringing Resilience to Scale compares the progress and results that have been made against GFDRR’s work plan from July 2014 to June 2015. It is structured through its five pillars of action: Risk Identification, Risk Reduction, Preparedness, Financial Protection, and Resilient Recovery.

Annual Report, Report June 9, 2016

ACP-EU NDRR Program Activity Report (2014-2015)

The ACP-EU NDRR Activity Report for the period 2014-2015 offers an overview on how the Program continues to scale-up its support to disaster-prone ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge sharing.