National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) PGG 2

What is the project about

 A family outside their collapsed home impacted by the 2011 earthquake.

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. These natural hazards include earthquakes, floods including flash floods and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), landslides, forest fires, outbreaks of pests and epidemic diseases, droughts, and windstorms.

The PIF for second NAPA project has been approved by GEF and USD 11.49 million has been committed. UNDP in collaboration with respective government agencies and NGOs in the process of preparing a detailed project document for endorsement by GEF CEO, after which the project can be implemented.

Expected results

The objectives of this project are:

  • Enhancing hydro-met data collection
  • Landslide and flood mitigation
  • Improving water harvesting, collection and distribution
  • Institutionalizing disaster risk management and
  • Forest fire management

Funding



2013
Donor name Amount USD
UNDP RR
$ 38, 450
UNDP DSS $ 14, 500
GEF $ 628, 926
USAID $ 149, 800
UNICEF $ 3, 000
WFP $ 1, 000

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