Mongolia's disaster risk management decentralized

2017-01-31 16:20:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Today, January 31, a closing workshop is being held at UN House for a project titled ‘Strengthening local level capacities for disaster risk reduction, management and coordination in Mongolia’, co-funded by Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, UNDP and Government of Mongolia.

Directed at facilitating a decentralized disaster management through sustainable prevention, response and coordination mechanisms, thus reducing vulnerabilities of urban and rural poor, the project was implemented during the time period 2013-2016. 

In 2002-2011, a three-phase project themed “Strengthening the Disaster Mitigation and Management System in Mongolia” was successfully implemented in Mongolia with the support of Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and UNDP. “This was the fourth phase of the project with specific focus on local level disaster risk management”, said Sh.Altanchimeg, National coordinator of the project.

“The project has achieved commendable results, which was strongly highlighted by an independent evaluation”, remarked Daniela Gasparikova, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative during her opening speech.

“While this fourteen year disaster management programme between the UNDP and the Government of Mongolia is ending, our partnership will continue as we support achievement of SDGs. The UNDP is currently working with NEMA to support dzud affected herder households in overcoming harsh winter through an Early Recovery project”, she said.

The project was co-implemented by Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and National Emergency Management Agency in more than 10 target soums of 6 aimags and 2 khoroos of  Ulaanbaatar.