Deadline: 21 February 2020
UNDRR invites not profit-making organisations to submit grant proposals that focus on the project “Making Cities Resilient: supporting cities in Uganda towards the development of local disaster risk reduction strategies”.
UNDRR issues grants, in line with UN Financial Regulations and Rules, to apolitical and not profit-making organisations to facilitate, implement, or carry out activities related to UNDRR’s and the partner’s mandates and work programmes.
UNDRR is the United Nations’ focal point for the coordination of disaster risk reduction, working with countries and a broad range of partners and stakeholders to support the implementation, monitoring and review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in coherence with the 2030 Agenda and other instruments, for the multihazard management of disaster risk in development and the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses.
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The project aims to support three cities in Uganda, namely Jinja, Mukono and Entebbe, to develop local disaster risk reduction strategies. The project supports a co-development and learning approach which is underpinned by multi-level governance (working closely with local government and engaging with national government and key stakeholders) supporting cross sectoral engagement at the local level.
The project targets the city level DRR strategies to be aligned with the national plans and strategies on disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development, and where possible integrated with the urban development and endorsed by the City Council to ensure its sustainability and adoption for implementation.
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Anticipated high-level outcomes of the project include:
- Support participating cities to conduct self-assessment on DRR progress using Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities;
- Support participating cities to develop local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies using a participatory approach;
- Upscaling and sharing of lessons learnt from cities such as Kampala who have successfully developed local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy;
- Integrated development planning: harmonizing and integrating the local Disaster Risk Reduction strategies into local urban development planning and climate related policies and strategies;
- Knowledge and learning: focused capacity development engagements with reflective learning spaces for improved knowledge and understanding of disaster risk reduction and its cross sectoral linkages with a key focus on city to city learning exchanges and documentation of key lessons emerging from engagements with both local and national government;
- Foster and enhance multi-level governance to align local policies with national government and improve collaboration and engagement; and
- Advocacy and dissemination: showcasing the outcomes and learnings from the project between cities, national government and to the international development community.
The implementation of the project will be aligned with the methodologies guided by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) and Regional Office for Africa, supporting the implementing of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. The Project contributes directly to Deliverable: Enhanced capacity for planning and implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies at local level through horizontal and vertical linkages of UNDRR’s work programme 2020-2021. It also contributed to the achievement of Target e of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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- Buy-in from national and local government officials obtained with understanding on the expected results, cities each nominated a dedicated focal point to work with the grantee and to ensure of the ownership throughout the process;
- Pedagogy for city consultations finalized and resource persons of the grantee and its partner trained and equipped with skills and methodologies to work with the target cities;
- Capacities of city officials enhanced on the self-assessment on DRR progress using Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, the scorecard is completed with means of verification, the Scorecard results validated and analyzed through multi-stakeholder consultation and participation;
- Capacities of city officials enhanced on the development/update of the DRR Strategies, inputs for DRR Strategies obtained from multi-stakeholder consultation and agreement.
- Local DRR Strategies developed/updated and if possible integrated with existing disaster risk management and urban development plans.
- Experience of target cities on the development of DRR strategies shared at the national dialogue peer-to-peer exchange with participating cities and national government by city representatives; draft local DRR strategies presented at the national event to stimulate further engagement of other cities in developing local DRR strategies;
- National government are provided with guidance to further support local governments in the DRR strategy development based on the experience of this project; and
- Process and lessons learned captured.
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Indicators of achievement:
- 3 cities in Uganda completed the development of DRR strategies and the full scorecard assessments.
- National government actively participated in, and contributed to local DRR strategy development, dialogues and peer to peer exchanges.
- Lessons learnt, observations and good practices captured during local and national stakeholder engagements and associated meetings and events.
- National Guidelines (how-to guidance) for national government on local DRR Strategy developed.
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- The maximum amount requested from UNDRR for the implementation of this project cannot exceed 80,000 USD. The project proposal must not exceed 10 pages (attachments such as scanned copies of entity’s registration, CVs of staff etc. do not count).
- The duration of the proposed project cannot exceed 18 months, with expected completion by mid-2021.
- Organize orientations and create DRR awareness with national and local government officials in target countries.
- Prepare the consultation pedagogy and organize a training of trainers.
- Facilitate cities to conduct the Disaster Resilience Scorecard assessment and validate/analyze the assessment results.
- Conduct city level consultations to develop/update DRR Strategies.
- Develop and finalize DRR Strategies.
- Organize a sharing of experience event.
- Develop a how-to guidance for national government on local DRR Strategy development.
- Develop final report.
How to Apply
Please fill in duly all the sections of the application form, include the required documents (scanned copy of NGO/IGO’s registration certificate, CVs of staff etc.) and budget excel sheets, and send the complete application package (application form, budget excel sheets, entity registration certificate, CVs of staff, etc) via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, visit https://www.undrr.org/vacancy/001-call-proposals-making-cities-resilient-uganda