Disaster Risk Reduction
Supporting Community Resilience in Georgia
BRIDGE, as Oxfam’s partner organization is implementing DipECHO funded project “Supporting community resilience in the South Caucasus” in Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Adjara. The project aims at increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable women and men and local governments through strengthening and replicating developed models that mitigate, prepare for and respond to disasters in Georgia.
The objective of the project is to increase the disaster resilience of vulnerable women and men and local governments through strengthening and replicating developed models that mitigate, prepare for and respond to disasters.
By reaching as many women and men as possible, the project ensures that the most vulnerable households, persons with disabilities, youth and elderly are involved.
Overall, this initiative will benefit the whole population of the target regions, will enhance the coordination of disaster resilience efforts between national and regional levels and will intend the institutionalization of the DRR models.
The aim of the project is also to support Adjara Resilience Forum to set up a platform bringing diverse multidisciplinary stakeholders involved in work on issues such as disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and environment to facilitate information on best practice and know-how exchange on the current work in the Adjara region and seeking for synergies and opportunities of collaboration to strengthen resilience of communities, authorities and businesses. The cycle of events will enhance and intensify a dialogue among practitioners and experts interested and committed in community and urban resilience and disaster risk reduction from all levels and sectors: national, regional and municipal authorities, international organizations, local non-governmental organisations, academia, researches and research institutions, private sector, etc. The Forums are financially supported by Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC).