Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilience in the Republic of Palau through Improved Disaster Preparedness and Infrastructure

The project aims to improve the capacity for preparedness and mitigation of Palau’s resilience to man-made, geo-physical, climate and different types of related hazards and enhancing resilience to climate change impact. The project will respond to Outcome 1 of the UN Pacific Strategy 2018 – 2022: By 2022, people and ecosystems in the Pacific are more resilient to the impacts of climate change, climate variability and disasters; and environmental protection is strengthened.

The cooperation with the Government of Japan will contribute to achieving the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, elimination of threat to human security and protect gains of sustainable development and inclusive of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Palau DRR project is consistent with the 2020 Palau National Master Development Plan priority of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and aligned with the National Disaster Risk Management Framework (NDRMF) vision of “safe, resilient and prepared communities in Palau.

Given the nature of the supplementary Budget project, concerted efforts will be devoted to responding to urgent and unpredicted needs arising out of slow/sudden onset of natural hazards impacting livelihoods, economy, and persistent inequalities. The outcome will be achieved through 3 expected outputs:

  1. Strengthened gender sensitive Disaster Communication and Climate Monitoring Systems
  2. Enhanced gender sensitive National and State Disaster Responders readiness capacity
  3. Enhanced Community Disaster Resilience through improved water resource management, and integrated gender and social inclusion awareness.