Drought Risk Management

Project Summary

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Southern Iraq is often disproportionately affected by drought. Photo by UNDP Iraq 2012

Drought has far-reaching consequences on Iraq’s environment, economy and social structure. Given its frequency, area of effect, and impact on the lives of people, it is considered a natural disaster requiring immediate attention and mitigation.

This project helps develop a national plan to guide Iraq’s response to managing the risk of drought.

What have we achieved so far?

  • Formation of Steering Committees: the primary platform for discussing and mainstreaming drought-related issues.
  • Selection of a Task Force from a pool of Iraqi experts to build consensus and follow-up on issues highlighted by the Steering Committees.
  • Assignment of a National Senior Field Coordinator, responsible for coordinating with all relevant Iraqi ministries and institutions.

Funding information



This project does not receive external donor financing, and is funded entirely by core UN resources.

Agency
Amount
UNDAF
$759,884
UNDP $264,883
UNESCO
$215,001
UNEP
$70,000
FAO $140,000

                          

Delivery

To date this project has delivered US$ 522,971.

Project Overview
Status
On-going
Duration
2011-2014
Geographic Coverage
Nationwide
Focus Areas
Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Capacity Building
MDG
MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Project Officer
Girma Bekele
Partners
UNESCO, UNEP, FAO
Related Documents
Project Document