Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • NAPA-PGG2NAPA-PGG2Oct 17, 2013
    Bhutan is prone to natural hazards due to its fragile geological conditions, steep terrain, vulnerable ecosystem, great elevation differences, variable climatic conditions and active tectonic processes taking place in the Himalayas.

  • Reducing CC induced risks from GLOFsReducing CC induced risks from GLOFsOct 17, 2013
    The most significant climate change impact in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures.

  • National Human Settlements PolicyNational Human Settlements PolicyOct 7, 2013
    Bhutan’s urbanization rate is one of the highest in the world (7% during 2003-2005). According to the Population and Housing Census in 2005, 31% of country’s population was living in urban areas.

  • Capacity building in disaster & climate resilient constructionCapacity building in disaster & climate resilient constructionOct 17, 2013
    The context of recent geophysical and hydro-meteorological disasters underscore the importance of regulatory measures such as safe building practices, urban planning, building codes and by-laws as well as need for greater awareness and technical knowhow with regard to building construction and conservation of cultural monuments.


The current UNDP assistance in disaster management and recovery in Bhutan provides support by assisting in the development of national policies and plans for strengthening capacity for disaster risk management, including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery at national and local levels.

Contact UNDP in Bhutan
Inquiries Phone: +975 2 322424
Email: Fax: +975 2 322657