Republic of Marshall Islands and Federal States of Micronesia: Community Vulnerability Mapping
Context and Objectives
The Community Vulnerability Mapping in Republic of Marshall Islands and Federal States of Micronesia project aims to enhance the resilience of selected communities to disaster risk and assist them in adapting to climate change. This project is implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The scope of the project activities includes risk mapping and planning of community investments to facilitate increased community resilience to meet adversities posed by climate change.
Planned activities include facilitating the design of effective Early Warning Systems, geo-tagging of and evaluating the risks posed to public buildings such as schools and hospitals, and providing support to the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to develop a holistic community-based DRM strategy.
Having experienced a delay at the start of the activities, the project is now well underway. Results achieved to date are:
- The IOM raised in February 2018 awareness about the project with Ebeye's (Republic of the Marshall Islands) leaders to make joint decisions.
- In collaboration with the IOM “Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Education”(CADRE) Program, 851 students were reached in a campaign to increase the capacity and awareness of climate-change related events and adaptation practices among youth.
- The National Disaster Management Office was supported in the planning and coordination of the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2019, focusing on School Emergency Preparedness, in Majuro and Ebeye with 13 schools participating.
Partnerships and Coordination
The project is implemented by the International Organization for Migration and supervised by the World Bank. Coordination is ensured with Host Governments, international regional partners, local civil society, and other Disaster Risk Management stakeholders.