Ethiopia: Capacity Building in Post Disaster Needs Assessment

Ethiopia: Capacity Building in Post Disaster Needs Assessment


Context and Objectives 
In order to be better prepared for disasters and estimate the long term impacts of disasters in development planning, the Government of Ethiopia requested training in the Post Disaster and Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology. The objectives of the training were to firstly expose officials from national and regional governments to the conceptual framework as well as to provide practical application of the methodological tools for Post Disaster Needs Assessments. Secondly, to develop a case study for providing hands-on learning during the training, and thirdly to initiate a discussion on mainstreaming the PDNA methodology in the country’s disaster response and preparedness efforts.

Main Activities
In response to the request, the PDNA training took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 11th to 22nd 2012. The training targeted 70 officials from federal and regional governments, and was jointly conducted by the World Bank, EU and UNDP.

The capacity building training was completed as planned.

Partnerships and Coordination
The training was part of the DRM country program project supported by GFDRR. The need of investment in DRM is recognized in the FY 2008-2010 Country Assistance Strategy as well as the new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). The Government of Ethiopia's poverty reduction strategy as well as Growth and Transformation plan also supported the need to focus on DRM. 

  • Africa
Priority area
  • Risk identification and assessment
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $46,682
  • $6,953
  • 06/2012 - 03/2013