Unite for Climate Action (UCA) - Progress Report Q1

Under the Unite for Climate Action (UCA) a number of private sector partners  partnered to fund UNDP Maldives on the following projects.

UCA creates the perfect network and support systems to address climate change related emergencies and natural disasters faster and stronger with experts working to provide local solutions through devising island level climate action plans, train local in emergency response and pilot new innovative projects in the Maldives.

Quarter 1 Update (2018)

 

The Unite for Climate Action (UCA) project is set-up by UNDP Maldives in partnership with numerous key players from the private sector of the Maldives. It is also the first such project, where UNDP Maldives has engaged with so many local partners from varied sectors within the country. The funding from the project partners are paving the way towards increasing the resilience of local communities.

The communities engaged in varying degrees within the project, but with the single outcome of building resilience. The project embraces existing national systems to build the capacities through three different phases as illustrated below.

Preparedness 

Island Disaster Management Plans (IDMP)

IDMPs help identify disaster risks and map out resources to better prepare island communities to reduce and manage for disaster risk and impacts

Preparedness

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

Maldives faces a lot high-frequency, low-impact emergencies, including flooding and fire incidents. These volunteer CERTs are trained and ready to respond, mitigating damage and loss to communities

Action                   

Climate Action Grants              

Climate Action Grants bridges the largest gap for  building community resilience. The financial gap.

Grants Communities come up with local solutions for building resilience, however lack the funding to execut

 

Through this project, 3 islands were selected. The idea being to as far along the process as possible. Starting with plans, community responders, and then concluding with grants. This is to also relay to the communities the need for prepare planning and preparation, before undertaking such projects. This helps to reduce unaccounted impacts and mitigate potential risks to the grant projects.

 

1. GA.Villingili

Activity

 Island Disaster Management Planning Workshop

Number of participants

 23 participants

Output

 Island Disaster Management Plan
 Tsunami Evacuation Drill with 200 participants

 

 

2. ADh. Fenfushi

Activity

Community Emergency response team, Induction workshop

Number of participants

 26 participants

Output

 Community emergency response team established
 Emergency Drill

Activities to follow: Standard First Aid Training, and Volunteer Firefighting Programme

 

3. L. Maabaidhoo

Activity

Community Emergency response team, Induction workshop

Number of participants

 33 participants

Output

 Community emergency response team established
 Emergency Drill

Activities to follow: Standard First Aid Training, and Volunteer Firefighting Programme

Partners