UNDRR invites not profit-making organizations to submit grant proposals for Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Building in Somalia. 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 multi-hazard management of disaster risk in development and the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses.
It issues grants, in line with UN Financial Regulations and Rules, too apolitical and not profit-making organizations to facilitate, implement or carry out activities related to UNDRR’s and the partner’s mandates and work programmes.
- The project aims to improve the governance, understanding of risks and the capacity to address disaster risks at national and local levels in Somalia to better prepare for and respond to disasters, reduce vulnerabilities, loss of life and economic damages.
- The duration of the proposed project cannot exceed 10 months. The maximum amount requested from UNDRR for the implementation of this project cannot exceed 98,000 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).
- Strengthened national and local level implementation of disaster risk reduction.
- A coherent National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy aligned with Sendai Framework, climate change agreement, national development plan and the Arab Strategy for DRR is developed;
- A set of custom national targets indicators identified in line with global and regional targets and indicators for monitoring implementation are developed;
- An effective national multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral coordination mechanism developed;
- A national historical disaster loss database system developed to measure human, physical and economic losses and damages;
- Sendai Framework Monitor updated on a regular basis;
- Multi-hazard country profile that underlines risk factors across major sectors and most vulnerable areas developed;
- Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy and Local Resilience Action Plans in one city developed.
Training and workshops to be undertaken in onsite and via video conferencing:
- Desk review for:
- Existing National disaster risk management (DRM) policy.
- National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy,
- National sustainable development strategy,
- National Urban Policies,
- National land-use master plan;
- national humanitarian policies- identify areas for linkages;
- Arab DRR strategy;
- Africa Programme of action;
- Words into Action Series and other relevant documents.
- Multi-stakeholder national consultations to update national DRR strategy in coordination with the national project coordinator and UNDRR.
- National consultations to establish National multi-stakeholder Coordination Mechanism in coordination with the national project coordinator and UNDRR.
- Collate, verify and input Disaster-related historical data using the DesInventar Sendai system.
- Local Self Assessments using the Making Cities Resilient programme toolkit (Disaster Resilience Scorecards and Quick Risk Estimation tool.)
- Local consultations to develop a Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy and Local Resilience Action Plan.
Projects’ activities can include, amongst others, the following:
- seminars, workshops, training;
- capacity-building activities;
- institutional strengthening activities and
For more information, visit https://www.undrr.org/vacancy/005-call-proposals-drr-capacity-building-somalia