The Capacity Building for Programming in Comprehensive Disaster
Management Project (CAP) is designed to respond to the expressed
need of countries for direct support in developing and implementing
a national Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Programme.
Within the context of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM)
Review undertaken in 2006, and the revised CDM Strategy and Framework
2007-2012 it was recognized that direct and sustained intervention at
the country level to support country efforts and facilitate the promotion
of CDM, was paramount to successful strategy implementation. Country
capacity for absorption of the multiplicity of project interventions at
the national level along with the need for strengthening coordination or
collaboration amongst these interventions was also noted.
The CAP project is therefore intended to strengthen country capacity in
rolling out the CDM Programme including coordination and collaboration
amongst existing initiatives. The project will seek to provide “hand-holding”
to CDERA Participating States (PS) where required and make a direct intervention
in strengthening the ability of PS to coordinate various project interventions
being delivered through CDERA or other partners, in order to maximize benefits.
The focus of CAP will therefore be on meeting articulated country needs for technical
assistance through horizontal corporation under a Technical Assistance Protocol (TASP);
walking countries through the design, development and implementation of a CDM programme
using a Result-Based Management (RBM) approach, enhancing country capacity for project
development and reporting and the development of databases of information on country capacity and needs.
Funding support of US$400,000 for this two year Project has been provided by the Government
of Turkey and will be executed by CDERA over the period January 2007- December 2008.
It is anticipated that at the end of the two-year period of the intervention, that more
than half of CDERA PS would have improved capacity for national disaster management programming.
Specific Project Outcomes are:
- Increased Technical Assistance for Participating States under a Technical Assistance
- Improved capacity of CDERA CU to provide Technical Assistance in Programming Design
- Improved horizontal cooperation for support of best practice documentation and experience
sharing including earthquakes