The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in support of DDR
By Gustavo Gonzalez
UNDP Country Director
Burundi - International DDRWorking Group
BINUB-UNDP 17 January 2009
DDR: a process highly conditionned
The RRM: A best practice
Mozambique (92-94): « Risk Management
Angola (94-98): « Emergency Task Force »
DRC (06-07): « Rapid Response Mechanism »
What is the RRM?
A quick disbursement device
A reliable mechanism to address a wide-
range of DDR contingencies.
Ready to intervene at any moment
Driven by a light management team.
Not a program, just a “tool” to support a
The RRM in context
Critical delays in the
capacity (out of
The RRM managing environment
UN Agency NGO Consultant