Crisis prevention & recovery

UNDP works to restore the quality of life of people who have been devastated by natural disaster or violent conflict. Crisis Prevention and Recovery is an important programmatic focus, as crisis and disaster can create setbacks and curtail progress in the development of a country.

Our Goals

The objective of the UNDP country office Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programme is to assist Belize in the strengthening of its framework for disaster co-ordination as well as national capacities, allowing for effective disaster preparedness, risk reduction and emergency response. This takes a three-pronged approach: 1) Increasing the capacity of state actors and communities to implement effective risk reduction and response measures; 2) Strengthening the Natural Disaster Management Authority to fully integrate and implement hazard mitigation policies and strategies; and 3) Contributing to the full functionality of national and international partnerships in the area of risk and risk management. more

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Improving Resilience in Crisis Management, UNDP Belize, 2012

UNDP Belize works with the cooperation of international organizations, to support national organizations like the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

Our Stories

  • Strengthening capacity and linkages among government and civil society is critical in crisis prevention and recovery.

    Crisis Prevention and Recovery Before the Emergency

    Annually, Belize prepares for a hurricane season which brings with it, risk to human life and property. It is no wonder then that Crisis Prevention and more

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Projects and Initiatives

A EU supported initiative promoting resilience to climate change, UNDP Belize, 2012.

Enhancing Belize’s Resilience to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change

Enhancing adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in national policies and demonstrating action in support of effective governance of climate change and climate change related impacts are important areas of focus of this project. more

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GCCA Project Launch, Belmopan Weekly, Sept. 2012

Research & Publications
Human Development Issues Paper: Belize and Climate Change - The Costs of Inaction, July 2009

Like many other low-lying coastal nations, Belize is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Its geographical location leaves the country exposed to the risk of rising sea levels and increasing frequency and intensity of tropical storms. Its economic dependence on natural resources heightens its vulnerability to rising temperatures and the resulting impacts on agricultural productivity, fisheries ecosystems, and other economic sectors.

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