The FY21 Activity Report of the ACP-EU NDRR Program highlights the continued efforts of African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries and regional organizations to strengthen their resilience to disaster risks and climate change despite the hurdles that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and which promoted new ways of thinking to successfully complete the implementation of the Program.
The Program’s total portfolio amounts to 149 projects that have benefitted over 70 ACP countries since its inception. FY21 saw the Program finalize several achievements, from the inauguration of the new National Disaster Management Agency of Sierra Leone, to the launch of a new geospatial platform for DRM experts across the Caribbean, to revised building codes for the construction of resilient homes and schools in Fiji. The Program also witnessed throughout FY21 significant demand from several participating countries to strengthen their capacities in flood risk management, reflecting the devastating impact that heavy rains can bring and the increasing prevalence of climate-related disasters.
The FY21 report is the ACP-EU NDRR Program’s final Activity Report as the Program officially concluded in December 2021. This does not mean however that resilience building in ACP countries will not continue, as the Organization of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the European Union, and the World Bank/GFDRR are committed to strengthen the partnership with OACPS countries for a greener, more resilient, and inclusive recovery.