Armenia Disaster Risk Reduction System Capacity Development Report
Dec 24, 2013
The Government of Armenia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MoES) and UNDP in Armenia engaged UNDP experts to work with MoES to design and facilitate a Capacity Development process for the national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) system in Armenia. In consultation with the Ministry, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 was selected as a basis for designing actionable indicators to measure the current baseline and identify the desired level of capacity for the DRR system.
Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Development process in Armenia has been an innovative exercise for number of reasons: i) for the first time in the region it adapted the UNDP Capacity Development Methodology for DRR; ii) the assessment process established a measurable base line of DRR capacity in Armenia; and iii) it directly engaged 6 key DRR organizations and was verified with a wide range of DRR stakeholders, at a national and local level.