South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network

What is the project about?


Severe floods (2014-2015) that hit South East European (SEE) countries have once again shown that disasters do not recognize state or administrative borders and they are often 'shared'
The floods of January-February 2015 in southern Albania, affected 42,000 persons, 12,000 ha of agriculture land, with a calculated damage of 31.5 mln in agriculture alone. Climate projections for our region indicate an increased frequency and consequences of the meteorological events in the future.
While the enabling, guiding and coordinating role of national governments in reducing disaster risk remains essential, it is imperative that local authorities and local communities are strengthened too.
An important contribution to reducing disaster risk can be played by the local platforms for the exchange of information on best practices; lessons learned, policies, plans and measures for disaster risk reduction.
This project will support further decentralization of the disaster governance mechanisms and make them more transparent and accessible at local level.  
The Regional SEE URBAN project is being implemented in seven countries of South East Europe - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia and Serbia.

Key activities

Establish e model of association of units of local government in the field of disaster risk reduction in Albania
Collect and distribute relevant data and information related to risks in urban areas and disaster risk reduction
Strengthen the institutional capacities for risk reduction in urban environments of units of local government
Raise awareness among citizens about the importance of disaster risk reduction

Who finances it?

Donor Amount Year  
European Commission Humanitarin Office,UNDP,Parallel funding from COs USD 612,516 2017

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