Fire Risk Managment

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is among the most forest rich states in Europe. Forest and forest land cover about 48,3% of the territory of the country. Forest fires occur in BiH on a yearly basis. During past decade  the country was affected by significant number of forest fires causing direct damages amounting to close to 60 million USD with indirect damages claimed to be even higher than direct. Climate change predictions forecast the acceleration of extreme weather phenomena in the coming years, causing increase effect of floods and droughts directly increasing risk of fires.  Fire prevention in the country is struggling with imperfect legal framework, strategic documents and plans, low development of early warning, old firefighting equipment, small number of firemen of which majority is over 40 years old.

Project goal

Raise fire risk management capacities of Bileća, Konjic, Jablanica and Nevesinje municipalities by addressing most burning shortcomings. The project results will contribute to higher fire risk knowledge, improved preparedness and disaster response among general public, including vulnerable population, and governmental officials increasing overall resilience of the local communities.

Key activities:

  • Training for firefighters in partner municipalities
  • Implementation of small-scale fire prevention measures in partner municipalities
  • Awareness raising campaign

Sustainable Development Goals targeted by Project

Status:

Ongoing

Start:

November 2019

Estimated end:

December 2020

Focus Area:

Energy and Environment

Donors:

Government of Czech Republic

Partners:

Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Civil Protection Directorate of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Civil Protection Directorate of Republika Srpska, Municipal authorities of Bileća, Konjic, Jablanica, Nevesinje and other relevant agencies

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

December 2019

Estimated end date:

November 2020

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Cze-ministry Foreign Affairs
  • Amount contributed

    $132,070

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $14,162

    2019 $0

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