As well as its coordination role, ActionAid is working in Banteay Meanchey province with local partners CHRD and Ockenden Cambodia.
We are helping 101 villages conduct hazard vulnerability assessments, while supporting Village Disaster Management Groups to properly plan and prepare for emergencies in cooperation with provincial, district and commune officials.
We are also working on ‘women’s saving for change groups’, a community banking and microfinance initiative to help women help each other.
The 'Building Disaster Resilient Communities II' project consortium also includes DanChurchAid, Oxfam, People in Need and Save the Children, plus 10 local NGO partners.
Overall project objectives:
- Strengthened coordination and institutionalization of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) across the preparedness, response and recovery sector;
- Strengthened capacity of disaster management sub-national institutions and communities to roll out proven community-based DRR models and activities to mitigate the impact of disasters;
- DRR is integrated into targeted sectors at the national and sub-national levels.