Strengthening of the inclusive approach to disaster risk management in districts and municipal associations in north Lima

  • Region: Lima, Peru.
  • Donor: Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance – OFDA/USAID
  • Period: July 2020 to December 2022
  • Area: Poverty and DRM

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The program will strengthen the technical and strategic capacities of five districts in North Lima and the Municipal Community of North Lima (MMLN) to promote Inclusive Disaster Risk Management (IDRM).

The five target districts in the MMLN are inhabited by a total of 1,266,800 people (INEI, 2017): Ancon, Santa Rosa, Comas, Los Olivos and Puente Piedra.

This urban area is one of the most populated in the north part of Lima and one of the most vulnerable to natural disasters, including earthquakes and floods. Given the precarious infrastructure and lack of land management, there are significant risks to the local community that must be mitigated. This IDRM intervention will benefit 13,264 people through a series of activities involving local government actors and community representatives, including civil society, schools, youth organizations, academia, and local business owners. In particular, Local Education Management Units 3 and 4 are committed to participating in the MMLN risk management team.

In the districts of Comas, Los Olivos and Puente Piedra, work will be done in coordination with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Disasters (PREDES).

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Promote Inclusive Disaster Risk Management by strengthening the early warning system and preparedness planning in the municipalities of north Lima.

PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS

The following activities are planned:

  • Strengthening of disaster risk management at the Municipal Community of North Lima (MMLN), in five districts, by increasing the capacity to use strategic planning and financial tools that promote greater community participation.
  • Development of key capacities, resources, and systems to carry out inclusive planning involving the community stakeholders.
  • Training of municipal and MMLN officials in the five districts on inclusive approaches to Disaster Risk Management (DRM) planning, including early warning system and humanitarian response.
  • Provision of technical assistance to the MMLN and district municipalities on inclusive approaches to Disaster Risk Management (DRM) policy and planning.
  • Training will be provided to 100 MMLN volunteers.

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