Managing Risk through Economic Development

Incentivizing Disaster Risk Reduction

MRED - II

Now in its second phase, the Managing Risks through Economic Development II (M-RED II) program is a three million-dollar, four-year, multi-country program in Nepal and Timor-Leste. M-RED II aims to enable smallholder farming communities, particularly the most vulnerable in these communities, to be more resilient to natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change, and to bounce back better and more quickly from natural disasters. M-RED II’s vision is to create a replicable, sustainable and scalable model for empowering smallholder farmers to build their own ecological resilience.

GOAL

To enable smallholder farming communities in Timor-Leste and Nepal, and particularly the most vulnerable people in these communities, to be more resilient to natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change, and to bounce back better and more quickly from natural disasters.


MRED - II Program Approach

Disaster Preparedness and Response

Affected by mostly idiosyncratic shocks; Floods, landslides, Winstorm and droughts, MRED communities are often paid less attention to due to their remote locations and very unique disaster contexts. Each community has its own story to tell and risks that are compounded by the exposure to hazards, agriculture dependent livelihood and social construct that has added to inequalities. With climate change, the disaster that affect the communities are getting more unpredictable, intense and frequent.


Some Key DRR interventions are

  • Preparedness/ Mitigation : Low cost bio engineering Structures, Safe shelter, safe evacuation routes, Raised house/tap, Plan preparation and review ( CDRMP, CRP, HHRP, LDCRMP), Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment

  • Early Warning : EWS establishing, Communication Channel Updating

  • Task Force Formation, Capacity Building and Equipping

  • Relief