This grant is structured in four complementary components that contribute to achieve the development objective. These are: (1) Understanding national disaster risk in Uganda. Build the country's understanding of disaster risks by (i) conducting a national risk assessment on key hazards; (ii) developing a National Risk Atlas; and (iii) developing a disaster risk database to collect and store information relevant for information decision-makers on selected natural hazards; (2) Building community resilience through improved disaster risk knowledge. This component will support activities that contribute to building community resilience through; (i) undertaking detailed risk assessments at district levels; (ii) conducting participatory community level vulnerability assessments to underlying sources of underlying vulnerability to selected hazards; and (iii) incorporating the new knowledge on disaster risks into community resilience plans and community-driven disaster risk reduction interventions aimed to improving resilience. (3) Mainstreaming multi-sectoral DRR and CCA considerations at the community level. This component will support activities that contribute to: (i) raise disaster risk awareness among disaster-sensitive sectoral audiences; (ii) implement targeted community-level multi-sectoral DRR and CCA interventions; and (iii) the development of an institutional mapping and resource gap analysis. (4) Measuring progress towards building resilience. This component will support activities that contribute to: (i) building stakeholders' capacity to effectively monitor natural hazards and the levels of exposure and vulnerability of communities and households, their assets, and their livelihoods; (ii) gauging communities' own perceptions of risks through e.g. gathering disaster risk-related information as part of the national household surveys to be used as input to a set of well-targeted DRR Resilience Indicators, and (iii) building the set of DRR Resilience Indicators and data management tools that would help transform datasets into actionable information and recommendations that support disaster-sensitive sectors' decision making processes.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Resilient Infrastructure
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Financial Protection
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management & Gender Equality
Resilient Recovery

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