To reduce vulnerability to disaster risk in eastern Ukraine, R2P takes part in two eponymous projects “Reducing Disaster Risk (DRR) Vulnerability in Eastern Ukraine” implemented by a 3P Consortium led by ACTED with participation of IMPACT Initiatives and the Red Cross Movement (through the Danish Red Cross).
The aim of the first one, which is funded by the European Union (through the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations), is to improve understanding of, and promote and take measures towards preparedness to industrial/ecological risks including those exacerbated by the armed conflict in raions and municipalities which border the Line of Contact. Project activities include area-based local planning and capacity-enhancing support on risk management; desk research on industrial/ecological risks and policies pertaining to these sectors; recommendations for legislative/policy amendments (targeting national/regional authorities; international actors); advocacy for the implementation of existing norms/laws and priorities and investments identified in local plans; increased community and household awareness of risks and basic preparedness measures. R2P leads the activity cluster comprising the legal analyses, recommendations and advocacy component.
The second project is funded by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and aims to improve understanding of, and promote and take measures towards preparedness to multi-hazard risks in the same areas. Activities also include area-based planning and capacity-enhancing support on risk management; development of local risk mitigation and preparedness plans; and increased community and household awareness of risks and basic preparedness measures. In addition, the project has a water safety planning component. Under this second project, R2P leads the organization and implementation of 15 trainings on protection and humanitarian principles for local authorities in 5 communities in government-controlled Donbas.