Disaster Risk Management Programme Support

Project Overview

The project was conceptualized to support the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks, build the capacity of national and district level authorities to improve DRM, with the objective of reducing future hazard impacts and ensuring effective humanitarian response.  Fundamental to this project is the mainstreaming of DRR in government policies, programmes and training to ensure risk-informed development.


Project Goal

To strengthen Disaster Risk Management (DRM) systems and enhance effective management of the impact of disaster risks within the context of sustainable development.

Project output

  • Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in policies, plans and development processes.
  • Data collection and knowledge management on the impact of natural disasters made available to decision makers in Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and Communities.
  • Strengthening of coordination mechanisms and implementation arrangements for DRM at national and district level in 15 disaster prone districts
  • Capacity development of multi-sector emergency preparedness, response and recovery at national, district and community level to reduce vulnerability and disaster losses.



Project start date:

May 2012

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Malawi

    Implementing partner:

    Dept. of Disaster Mgmt.Affair

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of China
  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • European Commission
  • United States Agency For International Development (usaid)
  • World Economic Forum
  • Undp As Administrative Agent For A Joint Programme Pass Through Arrangement
  • Mptfo-malawi One Un Fund
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $4,877

    2019 $157,815

    2018 $1,578,668

    2017 $811,389

    2016 $722,566

    2015 $804,071

    2014 $671,399

    2013 $643,654

    2012 $108,558

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