Strengthening of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capacity in Belize

What is the project about

Photo: Impact of disasters on agriculture - a concern of crisis prevention and recovery projects, UNDP Belize, 2010.
Photo: Impact of disasters on agriculture - a concern of crisis prevention and recovery projects, UNDP Belize, 2010.

A Crisis Prevention and Recovery Project with capacity building elements, building safety nets for human rights.

The project aims to assist the country of Belize in the strengthening of its framework for disaster co-ordination as well as the strengthening of national capacities allowing for effective disaster preparedness, risk reduction and emergency response. The project focuses on strengthening both human resources and government structures, and technical instruments for proper disaster planning and management in the country. Activities supporting outcome delivery are consistent with the priorities for action as identified under the Hyogo Framework.

What have we accomplished so far

Capacity building to deal with disaster risk reduction has been a significant impact of the BCPR Project.

In 2009 an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and National Evacuation Desk Top Exercise was conducted to train on the scope of works of the National Transport and Evacuation Committee and to indicate the types of coordination needed between key committees such as Search and Rescue, Shelter and Relief Supplies and the Transport Committee.  In 2010 725 persons received First Aid training at a workshop of which most of the participants were female.

An important outcome of this institutional strengthening project is that the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Belize Hurricane Contingency Plan has been completed and will serve as the model for all communities' plan.

Funding



Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).

2009 - 2012
Donor
Amount (US)
BCPR, United Nations Development Programme $982,475
Other $306,500
Government of Belize $107,800
Total Cost of Project $1,396,775

Delivery in previous fiscal year

The total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed:

2010
Donor
Amount (US$)
BCPR, United Nations Development Programme; Government of Belize; Other
$394,000
2011
BCPR, United Nations Development Programme; Government of Belize; Other $239,000
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
April 2009
Estimated End Date:
March 2012
Geographic Coverage:
National
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
MDG
7
Project Officer:
Diane Wade-Moore
Partners:
National Executing Agency / Implementing Partner: Ministry of Public Utilities, Transport, Communications, and National Emergency Management; Implementing Organization / Partners: Ministry of Public Utilities, Transport, Communications and National Emergency Management; Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment; Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation; United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF); Ministry of Economic Development; and CCCCC.
Related documents
Project Document:

Strengthening of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capacity in Belize

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