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Goal and Objectives

The Program will contribute to furthering the goal of, sharing lessons from and utilizing technical resources (both human and material) developed during the course of the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Programme (AUDMP).

Program Goal
Reduced vulnerability of urban communities through enhanced preparedness and mitigation of hydro-meteorological disasters in South and South East Asia.

Program Strategy
ADPC proposes the following strategy for the proposed program: “Increased adoption of private and public sector mechanisms for community preparedness and mitigation of hydro-meteorological disaster risk in urban areas of South and South East Asia which will measurably alleviate human suffering, prevent loss of life, and reduce the potential for physical and economic damage”.

Program Objectives
The proposed project will build on the activities undertaken and strategies developed under the AUDMP for achieving the above goal through:

  1. Adoption of specific hydro-meteorological disaster preparedness and mitigation measures to manage hydro-meteorological disaster risk by stakeholders in targeted cities

  2. Increased stakeholder involvement and further enhancement of strategies, tools and methodologies related to community preparedness and mitigation of hydro-meteorological disasters in urban communities.

  3. Enhanced coordination with USAID Missions to promote sustainability and ensure program activities accord with USAID country and regional strategies.

  4. Strengthen networks and regional links among relevant risk management institutions/organizations for improving potential and capacity for application and dissemination of lessons learned.

Geographic areas of activity
Five highly vulnerable secondary cities in Asia have been chosen for implementation of PROMISE demonstration project activities, namely Chittagong in Bangladesh, Hyderabad in Pakistan, Dagupan city in the Philippines, Kalutara in Sri Lanka and Da Nang in Vietnam. The five target secondary cities proposed, are rapidly growing urban areas in their respective countries, which have had significant impacts from hydro-meteorological disaster events during the past 5 years.

Expected results
Each component of the Program will contribute through a holistic framework for institutionalization of improved private and public sector mechanisms for community preparedness and mitigation of hydro-meteorological disaster risk in urban areas of the target countries.

 
 
     
 
   
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