Strengthening of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capacity in Belize
What is the project about
A Crisis Prevention and Recovery Project with capacity building elements, building safety nets for human rights.
The project aims to assist the country of Belize in the strengthening of its framework for disaster co-ordination as well as the strengthening of national capacities allowing for effective disaster preparedness, risk reduction and emergency response. The project focuses on strengthening both human resources and government structures, and technical instruments for proper disaster planning and management in the country. Activities supporting outcome delivery are consistent with the priorities for action as identified under the Hyogo Framework.
What have we accomplished so far
Capacity building to deal with disaster risk reduction has been a significant impact of the BCPR Project.
In 2009 an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and National Evacuation Desk Top Exercise was conducted to train on the scope of works of the National Transport and Evacuation Committee and to indicate the types of coordination needed between key committees such as Search and Rescue, Shelter and Relief Supplies and the Transport Committee. In 2010 725 persons received First Aid training at a workshop of which most of the participants were female.
An important outcome of this institutional strengthening project is that the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Belize Hurricane Contingency Plan has been completed and will serve as the model for all communities' plan.
Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).
|2009 - 2012
|BCPR, United Nations Development Programme||$982,475|
|Government of Belize||$107,800|
|Total Cost of Project||$1,396,775|
Delivery in previous fiscal year
The total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed:
|BCPR, United Nations Development Programme; Government of Belize; Other
|BCPR, United Nations Development Programme; Government of Belize; Other||$239,000|