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1 RCC Program on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development An Overview

2 RCC Program on MDRD launched at WCDR Registered as post WCDR Partnership 5th Meeting: Issued Hanoi RCC 5 Statement on Mainstreaming DRR into development policy, planning and implementation in Asia RCC MDRD Program Phase I – RCC MDRD Program Phase II – Title- Partnerships for Safe Development and Good Governance Background of RCC MDRD Program

3 RCC MDRD Phase II Program Framework Goal ( ) Promote Safe development and good governance in RCC member countries with increased community resilience to natural disasters; thus contribute to realizing the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and advancing priorities of the HFA Program Strategy ( ) Increased utilization of tools and guidelines Implementation of prioritized interventions; Fully harnessed support of the national leaders, decision makers, corporate sector, technical experts, scientists, media and all development partners Proactive documentation of experience, Consolidating technical expertise, Program Components ( ) Component 1 Mainstreaming DRR into National Planning Processes Dev Plan PRSP National DR Plan CBDRR ENV Local Governance Component 2 Priority Implementation Partnerships on Mainstreaming DRR into Sectoral Development Safer Education Safer Health Safer Roads Safer Shelter Secure Livelihood Safer W/S Component 3 Advocacy for Building Awareness and Political support for Mainstreaming of DRR into Development Component 4 Knowledge Management platform for MDRD; Showcasing good practice and lessons learned Component 5 Capacity Development for Mainstreaming of DRR

4 Component 1 Ongoing PIP in Nepal on Mainstreaming DRR in Periodic Planning Process Implemented by Ministry of Home Affairs in partnership with National Planning Commission, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works and Ministry of Local Development Integration of Mainstreaming DRR into the Periodic Planning Guideline of national, district and village level Mainstreaming DRR into National Development Process Sub themes 1. National Development Plan 2. Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 3. Country Programming of bilateral and multilateral development partners 4. Environmental Impact Assessment How to initiate mainstreaming? Undertaking Priority Implementation Partnerships (PIP) in RCC member countries Developing RCC Guidelines on the said theme

5 Component 2 PIP in RCC Member countries Safer Roads in Philippines Safer Housing in Sri Lanka Safer Education in Cambodia Safer Education in Lao PDR Safer Education in Philippines Safer Health facilities in Bangladesh Mainstreaming DRR into Sectoral Development Process Priority Sectors 1. Agriculture 2. Education 3. Health 4. Housing 5. Infrastructure How to initiate mainstreaming? Undertaking Priority Implementation Partnerships (PIP) in RCC member countries Developing RCC Guidelines on the said theme

6 Approach of PIPs Ongoing PIP in Bangladesh on Mainstreaming DRR in Health facilities Implemented by Disaster Management Bureau in partnership with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Public Works Department Scope of PIP Documentation of existing procedure for development of health facilities Identify existing guidelines/designs typology used by CMMU and PWD for the construction of health facilities and analyze the current scope of hazard resistant features in them. List of pipeline program on construction of health facilities specifically in hazard prone areas. Identification of specific process steps to integrate DRR aspects in construction of new health facilities 1. Strengthen Partnership between RCC members and the respective Sectoral Ministries 2. PIP selected by the RCC member countries hence matches with the development priorities of the countries 3. Aimed at linking the outcomes with ongoing development projects in the concerned sector

7 Purpose of RCC Guidelines RCC Guidelines 1. Integrating risk assessment in planning and construction of Roads 2. Integrating DRR in school curriculum 3. Integrating hazard risk information in Land Use Planning (under development) 4. Integrating hazard resilient concerns in construction of houses in hazard prone areas (under development) 1. Provide Guidance to RCC members and respective National/Sector Ministries on how to initiate mainstreaming of DRR; 2. It IS a PROCESS DOCUMENT; 3. It IS NOT a TECHNICAL DOCUMENT; but complements the existing technical guidelines 4. Provide examples of good practices from countries of the region 5. Includes experiences from Implementing PIPs on the same theme in RCC member countries

8 RCC Guideline 3.1; Mainstreaming DRR into Road Sector Structure of the Guideline 1.Rationale 2.Good practices from RCC member countries MRC-Delft Clusters-WWF: Roads and Floods Project Quang Ngai Natural Disaster Mitigation Project, Vietnam Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Roads (India) 3.Key Approaches 1: Start at the Right Time 2: Build On the Environmental Impact Assessment Process 3: Adhere to National Building Codes 4: Partner with NDMOs 5: Prepare Hazard Maps 4. Suggested steps for undertaking PIPs 5. Existing Guidelines and Toolkits 6. Monitoring for Effective Implementation Learning from PIP Roads Implemented by National Disaster Coordinating Council and Department of Public Works and Highways in Philippines fed into the Guideline which included

9 Component 3 Advocacy for building awareness and political support Planned Activities 1. Development and dissemination of Advocacy Kits for Ministers and Parliamentarians of RCC member countries on Why DRR Mainstreaming is needed? 2. Facilitate national high table discussion on DRR 3. Conduct National Workshops on DRR for senior officials of all key ministers

10 Component 4 Knowledge Management Platform for mainstreaming of DRR 1. RCC MDRD Website under development ( 2. Country experiences on Mainstreaming DRR under MDRD Program as well as under programs to be features on the website 3. Tools and Guidelines on Mainstreaming DRR to be featured 4. To be maintained in close partnership with information focal points nominated by RCC members

11 Component 5 Capacity Building for mainstreaming DRR Course Title: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National and Sectoral Development Process Duration: 10 days Target Participants: Government Officials from RCC member countries National and Sub National Ministries/Departments, Local Government, National Technical Agencies, National Disaster Management Offices Objectives Increased awareness among participants on the need to mainstream DRR into national and sectoral policies, plans and programs Enhanced capacity of participants on how to mainstream DRR concerns into the plans and programmes of their ministries/agencies Increased understanding and enhanced operational skills among participants on establishing/strengthening inter- sectoral/inter-ministry partnerships for mainstreaming DRR into their development work including private sector Improved capacity among participants to undertake advocacy, promote awareness, and conduct training for officials of their countries on Mainstreaming DRR into Development on a need basis Developed in close consultation with technical experts from RCC member countries It is intended to deliver the course at National levels in partnership with National Training Institutes

12 Component 5 Course Structure Introductory Module Mainstreaming DRR into Development; Need and Framework for mainstreaming Module 1 Introduction to DRR; Measures and Approaches Module 2 Mainstreaming DRR into Development Planning; National to Local Module 3 Mainstreaming DRR into Sectoral development processes; Priority Sectors namely Agriculture, Education, Health, Housing and Infrastructure Module 4 Implementation of Mainstreaming DRR; The programmatic approach Module 5 Financing options for DRR Module 6 Evaluation of Mainstreaming DRR

13 Advantage of RCC MDRD Program Developed and implemented by the countries in partnerships between the RCC members and sectoral agency. Activities for implementation are chosen and implemented by the RCC members and matches with the development priorities of the country. PIP shows the path to initiate mainstreaming in the country and which could later be up scaled by the existing national DRR program or through sector development programs. Experiences of each implementation is reported back to the RCC and thus provides a learning lesson for the other RCC members. Developing and adapting existing national tools and guidelines on mainstreaming DRR at a regional level and sharing with the other governments of the region. Being an initiative of the Governments, complements the ongoing efforts of other development partner agencies.

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