The specific activities to be supported by GFDRR would include support to: (i) an inventory of dams in Lao across a range of different sectors; (ii) institutional options to improve the safety of dams and downstream communities; (iii) an appropriate legal framework to improve the safety of dams and downstream communities; (iv) experiential exchanges and study tours between Lao and Japan to enhance the operational capacity for dam safety inspections, emergency preparedness procedures. These activities will be informed by the underlying analysis provided by the country case study prepared by Nippon Koei and the technical deep dive held in Tokyo and financed by GFDRR as part of the Global Assessment of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Resilient Cities
Disaster Risk Finance
Resilience to Climate Change
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Resilient Recovery
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality
The Challenge Fund

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