Burundi: Flood and Landslide Preparedness to Improve Community Resilience

Context and Objectives 
The objective of the project was to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities through improving flood and landslide risk knowledge, as well as preparedness and emergency response mechanisms.
The specific objectives were:

  • To enhance disaster preparedness at the community level, through more efficient community managed Early Warning and Early Action mechanisms;
  • To increase access of communities to actionable weather forecast;
  • To enhance the consideration for disaster risks and climate adaptation in development planning at community and local levels.

Main Activities
The conflict in Burundi resulted in a delay in the commencement of the project. The project did not pick up and was cancelled.

Partnerships and Coordination
Burundi Red Cross was the lead project implementing agency and involved all technical teams in the run-up of the project, including the Disaster Management-, WASH-, Health-, Humanitarian Diplomacy-, and Beneficiary Communication departments.
The work was also coordinated with the German Development Agency (GIZ).

  • Africa
Priority area
  • Early warning systems and communication on DRR
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $3,800
  • 06/2015 - 06/2019