Strengthening The Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery And Development To Climate Change Risks in Sri Lanka
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Disaster Management, Finance Commission of Sri Lanka
The project's key objective is increase the resilience of communities to climate change-induced hazards through integration of climate-smart policies and actions into development planning and budgeting, including in the reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes in the Northern Province and Eastern Province.
Enabling climate change- resilient reconstruction, resettlement and development planning at the district and provincial levels
Reconstruction and development programmes in the Northern Province and Eastern Province integrate climate risk information and adaptation measures:
1.1. Integrated map-based assessment of climate-related hazards, vulnerabilities and climate-sensitive natural resources available in all districts of the Northern Province and Eastern Province
1.2. Disaster resilient infrastructure development controls and building codes applied in key reconstruction, resettlement and development programmes to reduce losses and damage from climate-induced hazards
1.3. Land use plans for key resettlement and infrastructure programmes in the Northern Province and Eastern Province revised on the basis of climate scenarios to reduce damages from climate-induced hazards (sea level rise, flooding, erosion, storms, salinisation of soils and aquifers)
Strengthening institutional capacities to develop and appraise climate resilient investment projects
Design, appraisal and approval processes for provincial and communal development plans integrate climate risk considerations:
2.1. Provincial councils, local authorities, district planning units and officers of the Ministry of Economic Development, Finance Comission, Central Environment Authority and National Housing Development Authority trained to recognize climate risk problems in new investment projects and apply and/or recommend targeted risk reduction and risk management measures
2.2. Training programme for structural engineers, urban and rural infrastructure planners and teaching staff from technical colleges and vocational training institutes on climate-resilient construction, land use and water resources planning
Implementing climate-resilient community reconstruction and development plans
Investment programme defined and implemented to increase the resilience of communal development plans from climate change-induced risks:
3.1. Restoration and rehabilitation of natural buffer zones (mangrove greenbelts, sand dunes, natural wetlands) in at least 3 climate risk vulnerability hot spots to protect community reconstruction and development efforts in the coastal belt
3.2. Revise and adjust at least 30 communal development plans to take into consideration the effects of climate induced flooding and drought through targeted adaptation measures (such as communal rainwater harvesting, flood-proofing of communal water infrastructure, adoption of drought-resistant crops).
Outcome 1.1: Mainstreamed adaptation in broader development frameworks at country level and in targeted vulnerable areas.
Output 1.1.1: Adaptation measures and necessary budget allocations included in relevant frameworks
Outcome 1.2: Reduce vulnerability in development sectors
Output 1.2.1: Vulnerable physical, natural and social assets strengthened in response to climate change impacts, including variability
Project Status:Under Implementation
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Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Fiji
This project stems from severe flooding in Western, Central and Northern Divisions of Fiji Islands in January 2009. The flooding represented a 1 in 50 year event that caused extensive damage to infrastructure and the agricultural sector. The government appealed to donor partners and agencies to assist with emergency response in the affected districts. UNDP proposes to use TRAC 3 funding to provide support and contribute to the government efforts to undertake technical needs assessments following the disaster and to help formulate a transitional recovery plan.
1. Overall assessment of impacts of severe flooding on the agricultural sector in Fiji, quantifying damage and losses.
2. Socio-economic assessment of flood impacts on the population
3. Transitional recovery plan to facilitate restoration of livelihoods.
Project Status:Completed (Dec 2009)