Reducing the risk of climate-driven disasters in Georgia

Summary

UNDP and the Government of Georgia, with funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Swiss and Swedish governments are implementing a 7-year programme dedicated to reducing the risk of climate-driven disasters in Georgia. 

With an overall budget of USD 74 million, the initiative comprises of three interrelated projects:

The programme is co-financed by the Government of Georgia with USD 38 million. 

The initiative aims to reduce exposure of Georgia’s communities, livelihoods, and infrastructure to climate-induced natural hazards through a well-functioning nationwide multi-hazard early warning system and risk-informed local action.

what we do

In close cooperation with our partners - the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, National Environmental AgencyNational Food AgencyEnvironmental Information and Education CentreEmergency Management Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure we work to: 

  • Upgrade and expand the hydrometeorological and agrometeorological monitoring network, and support establishment of centralized multi-hazard risk information and knowledge system, consisting of national e-Library, databases, information systems and knowledge portal. Local-level detailed hazard mapping and risk and vulnerability assessment will be developed.

  • Address gaps in national coordination and institutional setup for effective early warning system (EWS) resulting in a functioning coordination mechanism and communication protocols for early warning. Capacities of decision-makers and national institutions involved in generating, processing, communicating, and using the warnings and other climate information will be enhanced. National and local integrated early warning systems by hazard and sectors will be developed and implemented.

  • Secure delivery and use of the early warnings and climate advisories with end-users. Communities’ capacity to effectively utilize the EWS information and products and respond to climate-related disasters through planning and implementing structural and non-structural resilience measures will be enhanced. In addition, the project will implement priority structural intervention measures in high-risk areas addressing the most vulnerable communities (based on sound cost-benefit analysis using the socio-economic risk model) to reduce the risks that the EWS will be designed to address.

Contact information

Address

2 Koka Kldiashvili
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact persons

Ketevan Skhireli
GCF-funded Project Manager
ketevan.skhireli@undp.org

Salome Lomadze
SDC-funded Project Manager
salome.lomadze@undp.org

Tornike Phulariani
SIDA-funded Project Manager
tornike.phulariani@undp.org

Nino Antadze
UNDP Environment and Energy Team Leader
nino.antadze@undp.org

 

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