The objective of this project is to strengthen the disaster preparedness capacity of the Royal Government of Bhutan. This will be achieved through the (i) development and Piloting of a Multi-hazard Risk Decision Support System (MHRDSS); (ii) strengthening Hydromet and Agromet Services Delivery; and (iii) Professionalization of Construction Industry for Green and Resilient Infrastructure Development. The planned outputs include (i) the development of MHRDSS and formulation of SOPs; (ii) formulation of climate and disaster risk information policy/guidelines; (iii) at least 2 critical sectors having risk information generated through the multi-hazard risk decision support system; (iv) at least 200 public and private users trained on MHRDSS; (v) 10,400km of highways and rural roads inspected and landslides recorded twice in 2022 and 2024; (vi) 11 Gewogs (villages) having access to agromet advisories through the Agromet Decision Support System; (vii) 5 NCHM officials trained on medium-range weather forecasts; (viii) at least 440 farmers trained on climate risks and the use of agromet advisories; (ix) at least 500 private sector construction professionals trained on resilient infrastructure planning and development; (x) at least 4 policies and strategic plans enhanced for disaster and climate resilience, which may include the Draft Meteorology and Hydrology Policy submitted to the Cabinet for approval; Draft Construction Bill submitted to the Parliament for approval; Draft Housing Bill submitted to the Parliament for approval; a framework for Engineering Council of Bhutan; a framework for Construction Quality Compliance Mechanism; a revised Hydromet Roadmap; Construction Rules and Regulations; draft amendments to the Disaster Management Act; and the formulation of National Disaster Management and Contingency Plan.The Strengthening Risk Information for Disaster Resilience in Bhutan (P175081) project is funded by the following three Trust Funds:TF0B7349 ($2.3m) by the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR);TF0B7443 ($0.47m) by GFDRR's Japan Program; and TF0B7339 ($0.74m) by GFDRR's EU Program. Therefore, the reporting for these TFs is same as the activities are being financed in a joint co-financing arrangement between the three trust funds.
Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?
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