Lack of disaster risk management capacity at the local level hampers the resilience of communities in Niger. To help mitigate risks related to natural hazards, the World Bank and the African Caribbean Pacific-European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program (ACP-EU NDRR), an initiative of the ACP Group funded by the EU and managed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), have financed a $1 million disaster risk reduction project in Niger. The goal of this community-based Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development Project is to train local communities in early warning systems, as well as to build capacity to respond rapidly when faced with natural hazards.