Preparedness for Resilient Recovery

What is the project about?

What is the project about? Credit: Keita Sugimoto/UNDP ANGOLA

This project assists the National Civil Protection Commission (CNPC) in initiating a process for developing a resilient recovery framework, while providing support to the implementation of Pilot Strategies for Building Resilience in drought-affected southern provinces. This is part of a regional programme supported by the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund, involving 5 country projects in Africa. Project period is from June 2015 to September 2016.

The expected result of the project is that national institutions and local institutions in 3 Pilot Provinces have established the necessary capacities, tools and mechanisms to strengthen disaster resilience and manage post-disaster recovery processes.

The key actions to achieve the expected result are:

1)      Assist 12 Municipal Civil Protection Commissions in 3 pilot provinces (Cunene, Huila and Namibe) in preparing 12 Municipal Strategies for Building Resilience based on the Pilot Provincial Strategies 2015-2017;

2)      Train 12 municipal Disaster Risk Management practitioners on Resilience-Building, post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA), and preparedness for resilient recovery;

3)      Prepare and disseminate one lessons learned document on disaster recovery; and

4)      Assist the Provincial Civil Protection Commissions in developing 1 Post-disaster and 2 Pre-disaster Resilient Recovery Plans as pilot experiences for the development of a national common framework scheduled in 2017.

The project will contributes to the achievement of Result 1 of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project (ID 00092430), in particular the establishment of a pre-disaster resilient recovery common framework, which is aimed at reducing social and economic consequences of disasters, avoiding recreation of risks during recovery period and ensuring “build back better.” 

This project is implemented based on Direct Implementation Modality (DIM) with UNDP being Implementing Partner in close consultation with the National Civil Protection Commission (CNPC).

Other partners include Civil Protection and Firefighting Service (SPCB), sector ministries constituting the CNPC, 18 Provincial Civil Protection Commissions (CPPC) coordinated by Vice-Governors responsible for political and social affairs.

What have we accomplished so far?

On 11-14 August 2015, the CNPC successfully organized the first key activity of the project, the National Seminar in Luanda, providing basic training on the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and Pre-disaster recovery planning (Pre-DRP) to 43 participants from the sectorial members of the CNPC, the Civil Protection and Firefighting Service (SPCB), the Provincial Civil Protection Commissions of Cunene, Huila, Namibe and Benguela, and the UN agencies. While learning basic concepts and tools of the PDNA and recovery planning, the participants also noted that it is critical to integrate disaster risk reduction in local development plans and processes to build resilience of communities both before and after a disaster.

As part of the National Seminar, 2 SPCB staffs underwent a Training of Trainer provided by the UNDP Recovery expert to conduct provincial and municipal seminars on Building Resilience, Pre-DRP and PDNA.  From October to November 2015, the SPCB trainers supported by the UNDP expert will organize 3 provincial and 6 municipal training seminars on these themes in Cunene, Huila and Namibe provinces. The local seminars will prepare ground for the subsequent preparation of pilot Pre-disaster Resilient Recovery Plans in the three provinces scheduled in 2016.

Following the National Seminar in August, a field exercise mission was dispatched by the CNPC to the flood-affected province of Benguela to assist the provincial government in conducting a pilot PDNA and recovery planning in the municipalities of Lobito and Catumbela and a new settlement area called Cabrais where the floods-victims had been relocated. In consultation with the provincial sectorial departments and the floods-victims themselves, the CNPC team that was technically supported by the 3 UNDP recovery experts collected necessary data for the analysis of damages and losses and recovery needs in priority sectors of health, education, housing, livelihoods and agriculture. A pilot floods recovery plan will be finalized in consultation with the CNPC and the Provincial Civil Protection Commission of Benguela in early October 2015.

Who finances it?


Japan: 161,000


Japan: 139,000

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