Development cooperation ,22.03.2021

Increasing disaster preparedness of vulnerable districts through school, community, and institutional capacity building


The project aiming at increasing disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe is being implemented by a consortium consisting of the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS), Finnish Red Cross (FRC), British Red Cross (BRC) and the Belgian Red Cross Flanders (BelRC-FL). The Finnish Red Cross is the consortium lead and is responsible for the project towards the donor. The Zimbabwe Red Cross (ZRCS) has the main responsibility for project implementation, the BRC brings its expertise on cash programming and the BelRC-FL on first aid. The project consists of three components. The first component focuses on disaster preparedness development in schools. The second component strengthens the readiness of the Zimbabwe Red Cross to pian and implement cash distribution programs. The third and smallest component is the contingency fund, which enables rapid response to natural disasters. The duration of the project is 18 months. Approximately 34.250 people and 15 schools will directly benefit from the project. The total budget is 443 002 EUR. The project is also closely aligned with an FRC supported, MFA funded FBA project of the ZRCS, which aims to strengthen and consolidate forecast capacity in country and to develop predetermined forecast-based actions.

Funding decision  22.03.2021

30 435 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Multi-hazard response preparedness 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability

Funding channel

Suomen Punainen Risti



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