Increasing Resilience of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj (IRLMM)

Why the Project is needed?

Damages caused by disasters are continuously increasing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with climate change forecasts predicting an acceleration of extreme weather phenomena. They range from high-frequency small disasters to devastating events such as May 2014 floods that caused total of 2 billion EUR of losses and damages. Currently, there is a dysbalanced focus on higher-level disaster risk reduction (DRR) governance structures, compared with those of local governments. This is the main cause for lack of important community DRR initiatives that proved to be most effective means of empowering citizens, including vulnerable categories. It is evident that a true  opportunity to decrease disaster risks in BiH lies in investing and increasing resilience of local communities.

What is the Project about?

The project aims to support partner local governments (Livno, Mrkonjić Grad and Maglaj) to strengthen disaster risk management at local level by creating adequate planning and coordination mechanisms, providing modern technology and advancing capacities to implement and promote disaster and climate risk management measures.

Key Project activities are:

  • Scale-up the Disaster Risk Analysis System (DRAS) software;
  • Update the Protection and Rescue Plans and develop manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters;
  • Develop and deliver of disaster management training for mayors and municipal civil protection;
  • Conduct disaster simulation exercise.

Results achieved so far:

  • Disaster Risk Analyzing System (DRAS) was scaled up and now includes Livno and Mrkonjic Grad as well.
  • Drafts of six manuals for frequently occurring types of disasters were developed and are being discussed with local counterparts before final approval.
  • Work on the updating of protection and rescue plans and developing of materials for training for mayors and municipal HQ is undergoing.

Status:

Ongoing

Start date:

July 2018

Estimated end date:

July 2019

Focus Area:

Energy and Environment

Donors:

Government of Czech Republic

Partners:

Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Directorate for Civil Protection of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Directorate for Civil Protection of Republika Srpska, municipal authorities and other relevant agencies

Status:

Completed

Project start date:

August 2018

Estimated end date:

August 2019

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Czech Republic
  • Amount contributed

    $113,734

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $84,490

    2018 $29,564

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