Letter of agreement signed to collaborate on strengthening the disaster risk reduction capacity in Mongolia

Oct 7, 2013

Representatives from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened at the UNDP Mongolia country office on the 7th of October to sign a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to work together to strengthen the disaster risk reduction capacity of Mongolia.

The LoA signed represents a Priority Implementation Partnership (PIP), an opportunity offered through the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC). The PIP will help ensure a comprehensive review of the national Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) framework and its linkages with the local development planning process. This well coordinated support and expertise with participation of a regional professional organization will aid efforts being made to increase Mongolia’s capacity for successful disaster risk reduction.

By enabling stakeholders to recognize when and how to incorporate disaster risk reduction mechanisms into planning, and to identify appropriate actions, Mongolia will be better prepared for disaster events. UNDP Mongolia will provide both technical and operational support within this particular cooperation, and will ensure it is well-coordinated and continually monitored, thus meeting its objectives. UNDP Mongolia has worked extensively with the NEMA for more than a decade to strengthen both national and local disaster risk reduction and management capacities.

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