Presentation on theme: "USAID, through OFDA, leads the U.S. Government response to natural and man-made disasters internationally. Created in 1964 after the U.S. response to."— Presentation transcript:
USAID, through OFDA, leads the U.S. Government response to natural and man-made disasters internationally. Created in 1964 after the U.S. response to an earthquake in the former Yugoslavia and a volcanic eruption in Costa Rica were less than effective USAID Administrator is designated by the President as the Special Coordinator for International Disaster Assistance (IDA) What is OFDA?
OFDA At a Glance OFDA FAST FACTS – FY 2011 Number of OFDA disaster responses 67 Number of countries that received OFDA disaster support 54 OFDA's total budget $925 million (4% of USAID’s budget) Most frequent disasterFloods Most funded sector Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Disaster Response Criteria
SAVE LIVES ALLEVIATE SUFFERING REDUCE THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DISASTERS The OFDA Mandate
OFDA’s Response Role
OFDA’s Response Options Provide immediate assistance of $50,000 Fund NGOs and IOs— including the U.N.—to provide assistance Deploy a Regional Advisor, Assessment Team, or Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Activate a Response Management Team (RMT) Dispatch OFDA Commodities Provide Technical Assistance
OFDA’s Special Capabilities
Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Resilience vs DRR in the Pacific: Global USG Resilience Policy focuses on integration of relief and development investments in countries facing chronic crisis. Focus countries for initial testing will be in the HOA and Sahel. In the Pacific, the USG will continue to focus on more fully integrated and complimentary programming in the areas of DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). USAID/OFDA: Emergency Response and DRR USAID/Pacific Islands: Development / CCA / GCC USG Pacific Resilience Programs will be at the confluence of DRR and CCA investments.
Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction FY 2012 Investments: Papua New Guinea Support to PNG Volcanologists for Volcano/Seismic Monitoring Fiji Finalization of the PDRMP-II Regional Trainings Vanuatu CBDRR Programming in Torba and Tafea Incident Command System Trainings Solomon Islands CBDRR in Western, Guadalcanal and Meleita Regional Support to OCHA Suva and Port Moresby
Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction FY 2013 Investment Countries and Program Priorities: Papua New Guinea Support to PNG Volcanologists for Volcano/Seismic Monitoring CBDRR Fiji CBDRR Tonga CBDRR Vanuatu CBDRR Incident Command System Trainings Solomon Islands CBDRR Incident Command System Trainings Regional Support to OCHA Suva and Port Moresby