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  • 2. German Committee for Disaster Reduction DKKV - national platform within ISDR
    • Bringing together non-governmental organisations, government entities, scientific research institutes, civil society, the private sector, insurance and media
    • Strengthening synergies for DRR
      • Transform commitment into action
      • Translate knowledge into practice
      • Interlink different national, regional and international processes and initiatives
      • Support research, development of instruments, training and education
    EWC II – Bonn
  • 3.
    • Network of more than 50 organisations and institutions
    • Non governmental and non-profit organisation
    • Member of a Network of European National Platforms
    • At booth 20 of the ISDR Marketplace DKKV members and partners are represented by GTZ, InWEnt, Welthungerhilfe
    German Committee for Disaster Reduction DKKV - framework for successful cooperations
  • 4.
    • On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the GTZ Sector Project supports the German Development Cooperation in the following areas:
      • Mission:
        • Strategic partner in international Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) processes
        • Supporting programmes and projects in high-risk countries as part of Germany’s development-policy
      • Approach:
        • Promoting DRR as a standard development task in high-risk countries
        • Incorporating DRR into different sectors and programmes, both as stand-alone projects and as a cross-cutting issue
        • Promoting disaster-preventive reconstruction
      • Emerging focus areas in DRR:
        • Integrating DRR into sectors and programmes with particular emphasis on:
          • Adaptation to climate change
          • Poverty reduction
          • Safer cities and megacities
    GTZ Sector Project “Disaster Risk Management in Development Cooperation”
  • 5.
    • Project examples worldwide:
    • Mozambique: DRR along the Búzi River
    • Implementing of a local flood warning system
    • Including disaster preparedness in school curricula
    • Integrating DRR into the Mozambican Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)
    • Peru: Local capacity development for DRR and integration into investment processes
    • Integrating disaster risk management into local planning processes
    • Earthquake-resistant adobe construction
    • Incorporating a disaster risk analysis process into the national public investment system
    • Sri Lanka: DRR in schools
    • Including DRR in pre-service and in-service teacher training curricula
    • Integrating DRR elements into school curriculum
    • Providing psycho-social care for school children after disasters
    GTZ Sector Project “Disaster Risk Management in Development Cooperation”
  • 6. InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany Qualified to shape the future
    • InWEnt in brief
    • InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany, is a non-profit organisation with worldwide operations dedicated to human resource development, advanced training, and dialogue.
    • Our capacity building programmes are directed at experts and executives from politics, administration, the business community, and civil society.
    • We are commissioned by the German federal government to assist with the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
    • We provide the German business sector with support for public private partnership projects.
    • Through exchange programmes, InWEnt also offers young people from Germany the opportunity to gain professional experience abroad
  • 7. InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany Partnerships for dealing with risk
    • InWEnt’s project examples in disaster risk management
    • Mozambique : Strengthening the role of the educational sector in disaster risk management
      • Developing strategies to Introduce disaster preparedness measures in local schools and communities
    • India : Environmental planning and environmental risk management
      • Establishment and improvement of modern, demand-oriented consultation and training capabilities at the Disaster Management Institute in Bhopal
    • Indonesia : Capacity Building for the German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System
      • Provision of technical trainings and development of a Capacity Building Unit
    • Central Asia : Cross-border cooperation for disaster risk management
      • Development of a transboundary earthquake monitoring system and support of the technical and institutional development of the partner organizations
  • 8. Welthungerhilfe – From disaster prevention to disaster risk reduction
    • Since 2001, Welthungerhilfe implements Disaster Prevention projects, first in Nicaragua post Hurricane Mitch and later on in Peru, Tajikistan, India, Mozambique and in other countries.
    • In 2006, Welthungerhilfe commissioned the Centre for Advanced Studies in Rural Development (SLE), Berlin, with a study: How to incorporate disaster risk management into rural development?
    • In 2007, Welthungerhilfe transferred Disaster Prevention from the former sector “Relief in Crises, Conflicts and Disasters” to “Rural and Regional Development”.
    • In 2008, Welthungerhilfe created a new thematic division “Knowledge Innovation Consultancy” including a focal point for Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation on Climate Change.
    • In 2009, Welthungerhilfe continues the mainstreaming process: Disaster Risk Reduction as a tool for development cooperation.
  • 9. Welthungerhilfe – Elements of particular disaster prevention projects
    • Strengthening Local Committees on Disaster Prevention
    • Participative Risk Analysis (Hazards + Vulnerability)
    • Early Warning Systems and Emergency Plans
    • Rescue brigades
    • Linked communication systems (national/regional)
    • Coordination with other relevant actors
    • Evaluation and sharing experiences
  • 10. Thank you for your attention