About the Project

The “Promoting Resilient And sustainable urban Growth by Augmenting DRR capacity of Local Authorities Through active private sector Involvement” – PRAGATI funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) aims to promote resilient and sustainable urban growth through DRR capacity building of local authorities and active involvement of the private sector and local population.

The action expects to achieve three major results:

  • Result 1: Enhanced understanding and capabilities of target groups to use disaster risk information in disaster response and risk response.
  • Result 2: Improved Disaster Risk Governance at Municipal level to manage emergency response and reducing future risks.
  • Result 3: Improved emergency response capacity of communities, private sector and local authorities by engaging them to contribute in build back better

The first two results will focus on building the capacity of local authority on DRR by helping them understand disaster risk in all its dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, risk exposure, hazard characteristics; establishment and strengthening of an information management system and an Open Source/GIS based Risk Assessment Platform, and supporting to form municipal disaster risk management plans (MDRMP) and municipal emergency preparedness response plan (MEPRPs). In the third result, the action will support to establish Emergency Support Desks (ESDs), support in stockpiling and capacitate local authorities, private sector and local community on effective and emergency response.

Screen Shot 2017-10-27 at 11.18.34 AMAcross all three results, the action will work closely with the private sector, identify areas of joint collaboration and investment, build their DRM capacity and prepare them for effective response during disasters. The PRAGATI project also aims to develop Urban DRR module, approach, tools and implement in coordination with the stakeholders – Government Municipalities, Civil Societies, Private Sectors and vulnerable communities.