Reduction of vulnerability to climate related disasters on community level - Ethiopia



Contract partner: Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 322.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2010 End: 28.02.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal


The availability of water and the quality of water resources will be affected by climate change, particularly in sub-saharan Africa. Although a lot of initiatives have been started in recent years that support adaptation to climate change impacts, experiences in the water and sanitation sector are still few.


The proposed pilot project in Ethiopia is addressing this gap. It focuses on community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for water and sanitation. The access to safe water and sanitation under changing and variable climate conditions will be improved and awareness with regard to hygiene and health issues raised in communities in North Gondar. About 5000 people will directly benefit. Learnings will further contribute to the institutional development of the Ethiopian and International Red Cross. The project also intends to inform regional and national DRR policies and plans in Ethiopia.


Given the focus on North Gondar the project is a valuable supplement to the Sustainable Resource Management Programme of the ADA supported Amhara National Regional State Government.

project number 2663-00/2010
source of funding OEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zu Vermeidung und Vorbeugung von Katastrophen
tied
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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