Judicial Reform and the Empowerment of Victims
Zagreb, 28-29 Nov. 2012
Disaster Risk Reduction in South East Europe
Activities in Croatia in 2010
The project "Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Reduction through Regional Cooperation and Collaboration in South East Europe (SEE)", implemented under the UNDP coordination had overall objective: To reduce the risk of disasters associated with natural hazards in the Western Balkans and Turkey, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action, by building the capacity of national and local authorities in promoting a coordinated approach to disaster risk reduction.
The specific objective of the project was to increase the regional disaster risk reduction cooperation in South East Europe, and to promote the harmonization of each country's disaster risk reduction methodologies, plans, and strategies in order to pave the way for the eventual preparation of a harmonized and mutually accepted regional disaster risk reduction strategy.
One of the important outcomes of this project are Recommendations based on the series of analysis undertaken during the development of Country Needs Assessment Report, which came out as a logical follow-up to the presented findings and conclusions by the distinguished national experts from the State Administration for Protection and Rescue, State Hydrometeorological Service, Seismology Service of the RoC, Croatian Red Cross as well as all other relevant institutions which are involved in the area of disaster risk reduction (Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Croatian Waters, Croatian Forestry and State Nuclear Agency).
Recommendations have been allied with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), i.e. with five HFA priorities for action and supported by the Croatian Government.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (as defined by UNSCR 1244) , and Turkey.