Disaster Preparedness Pilot Project
Donor/Partner: Swiss Red Cross (SRC) | Duration: 2018-2019 | Location: Bhutan
This Disaster Preparedness Pilot Project (DPPP) is jointly implemented and funded by the RGoB, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Swiss Red Cross.
The project takes a holistic approach, targeting the national, district (Dzongkhag), municipal (Thromde), and block (Gewog) levels. One district (Punakha and townships) and one urban municipality (Gelephu) have been selected for the pilot phase.
To enhance disaster preparedness by increasing DRM capacity and applying mechanisms to support the DDM to develop contingency plans and operational EOCs, to train search and rescue teams and emergency first aid volunteers, and to execute simulation exercises.
- Develop a national Earthquake Contingency Plan
- Establish an Emergency Operations Center system and infrastructure
- Conduct national level simulation exercises
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