South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network

What is the project about?

UNDP BIH URBAN SEEThe first URBAN SEE Project meeting in Bosnia and Herzegovina held in Bijeljina

Population exposure to disasters, as well as the economic losses due to natural disasters are continually increasing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the countries in the region. Predictions warn that disasters will grow progressively due to climate change exposure of the region. The floods that hit the countries in Southeast Europe in 2014 have shown the negative effects reflected in human victims, damage to residential, public and commercial buildings, infrastructure and local economy. In order to prevent the consequences, it is necessary to continuously invest in disaster risk reduction.

Regional SEE URBAN project is being implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo* and Serbia.

*All references to Kosovo should be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) 

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVE
Apply and adapt best practices of disaster risk reduction in order to reduce the consequences and protect people, environment and property from disasters in the units of local governments.  

What we do?

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Establish a model of association of units of local governments in the field of disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Collect and distribute relevant information and data related to risks in urban areas and disaster risk reduction
  • Strengthen the institutional capacities for risk reduction in urban environments of units of local governments
  • Raise awareness among citizens about the importance of disaster risk reduction

 



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