The three-year-project, which is implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in corporation with Civil Defense and funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aiming at testing and demonstrating a participatory approach for planning, development and management of the disasters at the intermediate and local level.

This is achieved by promoting increased participation and representation of stakeholders mainly end-users in planning and decision making processes.

The project is expected to achieve a number of results that local communities will benefit from on the local and global levels, including:

1. Enhanced stakeholders’ understanding and consensus on the importance of integration of DRR and CCA, problems and strategies, thanks to more structured participatory assessment and analysis tools in order to merge social dimension and technical dimension in decision making (through applying system tools, and participatory planning and stakeholder approach).

2. A general methodology for disaster risk reduction planning endorsed by key stakeholders in Jordan, as a result of the development of practical approaches for DRM planning and decision making.

3. A comprehensive Adaptive Disaster Reduction Strategy that clearly identifies the essential organizational and procedural parts for effective mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The strategy is widely accepted by all relevant stakeholders and contributes to livelihoods improvements and economic development.

4. A number of pilot projects implemented (to test the planning and management tools used, in addition to that testing the technical interventions that can be up-scaled in future).

5. An effective organizational structure and operational tools for the implementation of the adaptive disaster reduction strategy developed and tested.

6. All relevant stakeholders (GOs, NGOs, academia, private sector, CBOs and end-users) empowered in CBDRM, ecosystem based disaster risk reduction, and enabled to implement the strategy and undertake similar activities in the governorate and country levels.

A number of activities and plans are developed in order to achieve these results.

For more information please contact
Ms. Mufleh Abbadi, IUCN ROWA - Programme Manager