Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project Portal - A summary

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A summary of the new online Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project Portal developed by the UNISDR Asia Partnership on Disaster Reduction to collect details of all DRR projects being implemented …

A summary of the new online Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project Portal developed by the UNISDR Asia Partnership on Disaster Reduction to collect details of all DRR projects being implemented throughout Asia and the Pacific.

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  • 1. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project Portal A Summary
  • 2. What is it for?
    • Advance the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) goals by facilitating knowledge sharing in Asia and the Pacific on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
    • It is an online system for collecting information on DRR projects and programmes being implemented, planned, or having been completed in the Asia Pacific region.
    • To:
    • Improve planning and programming of DRR interventions in the region
    • Identify areas of cooperation among governments, donors ,and regional and national organisations – encourage cross-agency collaboration
    • Assist donors and governments in channelling resources and efforts
    • Understand the regional DRR landscape in terms of actors and actions
    • Provide a platform to show experience of DRR throughout the region
  • 3. What are its features?
    • Easy to use
    • Free to register and use your own ‘My Page’
    • DRR Project List for Asia and the Pacific
      • View project List
      • Search projects
      • View project details
      • Export to Excel
      • Follow links to organisations and donors
    • DRR Frameworks
      • View Roadmaps, Strategies and Plans
      • Download relevant documents
    • DRR Regional Organisations
      • View regional organisation list and details
      • View list of regional Meetings, Committees, Forums and Networks
  • 4. What are its features?
    • Project Analysis
    • Graphs
    • View graphs
    • Choose filters
    • Change axes
    • Download graph
    • Maps
    • View project numbers
    • Follow links to project details
    • Select and view risk layers
    • (i.e. cyclone risk, earthquake frequency etc.)
    • Matrix Reports
    • Choose filters to compare coverage of projects, hazards,
    • themes, organisations, donors etc.
  • 5. Why is it important?
    • If governments, organisations and donors work together on implementing DRR projects and programmes, they will:
    • Be more effective
    • Be more efficient
    • Be more sustainable
    • Be more holistic
    • Cover a wider area
    • Reach more people Source: www.msf.org.uk
    • Resulting in less economic loss, fewer deaths and injuries, and less livelihood impacts, from natural hazards
    • = safer communities
  • 6. How is it useful? Organisations Donors National Governments Plan better – know who is doing what, where Learn from past and ongoing DRR projects and programmes Identify gaps and determine priorities Minimise overlap and maximise resources Find organisations with experience/expertise in addressing certain hazards or working in certain countries/areas Identify potential donors Find partners; scale up implementation or share knowledge Identify potential implementing organisations Identify potential donors and implementing organisations Understand types of support available and regional DRR landscape
  • 7. How can you support the initiative?
    • Please support us in making this a useful resource.
    • The DRR Project Portal values your:
    • Contribution – Add your project information and use the DRR Project Portal for programming and planning.
    • Support – Encourage your partners to enter their project information and use the DRR Project Portal. Spread the word about it at conferences, training and events.
    • Feedback – Let us know what you think about the website, it’s functions and features – email us at [email_address] .
  • 8. Thank you for your time Remember to visit the DRR Project Portal at: www.drrprojects.net