SWV Enhancing Disaster Preparedness
Development cooperation , 28.03.2019

SWV Enhancing Disaster Preparedness


In Zimbabwe, Mbire and Muzarabani districts represent the extremes of proneness to natural hazards induced by climate change, chief among them floods and drought. Disaster Preparedness has largely gone unaddressed as organizations battle to respond to active emergencies. . The high exposure of the communities to recurrent disasters and the lack of investment in preparedness only creates the need for large-scale responses to emergencies in the short to medium term. This Action focuses on four critical identified gaps: institutional capacity for enhanced effectiveness in DRM, community capacity for early response and livelihoods resilience, advocacy for strategic partnerships and cash preparedness. The Action will be carried out in direct collaboration with the Department of Civil Protection and the communities of 10 wards by empowering and capacitating households through DRR in Education as well as training for drought and flood resilient agriculture. The number of the direct benefiters is 31 696 (54 % women, 46 % of men) and of which estimated 5% are disabled. The total budget of the project is 777 778 euros, of which the share of the World Vision Finland is 58 333 euros.

Funding decision  28.03.2019

19 444 €

Target country


Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Multi-hazard response preparedness 100%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

  • people with disability

Funding channel

Suomen World Vision



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