Window II - Mainstreaming DRR in ACP Countries’ Development: The mainstreaming approach is a key component to assure .. Read More

Window III: DRR in Recovery: The program proposes a fast track mechanism supporting ACP group of states in the aftermath of a disaster .. Read More

A series highlighting achievements in ACP-EU NDRR Program-supported disaster risk management initiatives. Read More

Window I - Regional/sub-regional DRR Initiatives: Strengthening the regional and sub-regional cooperation will help to .. Read More

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Program was launched in 2011 as an initiative of the ACP Group of States, funded by the European Union and managed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), to support Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation activities in ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and advisory/analytical work. The program also supports ACP countries in the aftermath of a disaster with post disaster needs assessments (PDNA), rapid-response technical assistance, capacity building and the development of sustainable recovery frameworks.   


New Project in the Solomon Islands to Help Rural Communities Better Manage Risks

The Community Resilience to Climate Change and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) is funded through $1.8 million from the ACP-EU Program and a $7.3 million grant from the Global Environment Facility for Least Developing Countries. The project aims to address natural hazards and climate change risks by strengthening climate and disaster risk information and early warning systems, and direct community investments in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It will also help integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in government policies and operations. Beneficiaries will be in up to four provinces, primarily in rural areas, and will total approximately 79,000 people over the five year implementation period. Read more about this project here


Understanding Risk 2014 highlights can now be viewed online

Over a period of five days in London, UR2014 convened 840 participants from more than 60 countries, representing 285 institutions that covered government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, research institutions, academia and civil society. The Forum was organized in partnership with Willis, University College London, and the World Bank, with financial support from the ACP-EU NDRR Program, Esri, RMS and Google. Under the theme Producing Actionable Information, 24 technical sessions and workshops led by various international organizations were held, covering topics such as: decision-making under uncertainty, risk modeling in the financial sector, earth observation systems, risk communication, community-based risk assessments, and assessing risk in a changing climate, among others. In addition to the technical sessions, there were 9 plenary events, 24 side workshops and trainings, 2 on-site exhibits, and numerous side meetings and events. Click here to access the videos online.

Important Publications

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Rapid Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA)

On 24th and 25th December, 2013 a tropical trough system produced heavy rains in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), which resulted in intense flooding across the island. The ensuing rapid and intense flash flooding resulted in widespread... Read more

ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program Progress Report 2011-2013

ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program Progress Report 2011-2013 This progress report summarizes activities under the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Program since its launch in October 2011, until October 2013.  Read more

Burundi Rapid Assessment Mission with Focus on Flood Risk Management

Eleven hours of prolonged and heavy rainfall created landslides and flash flooding leaving 69 people dead and destroying more than 3,000 houses in Burundi, in February 2014. At the request of the Government of Burundi (GoB), a rapid assessment... Read more

St Lucia Joint Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment

On December 24 and 25, 2013, at a time outside the normal hurricane season, a tropical trough system passed over Saint Lucia and produced extraordinarily heavy rains with the highest intensities recorded in the southern portion of the island. Owing... Read more

ACP-EU NDRR Program Brochure

The African, Caribbean and Pacific - European Union Natural Disater Risk Reduction Programme (ACP-EU NDRR) was launched in 2011 as an initiative of the ACP Group of States, funded by the European Union and managed by the Global Facility for... Read more

ACP-EU NDRR Program Brochure (November 2014)

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Rapid Assessment of the Macro and Sectoral Impacts of Flash Floods in the Solomon Islands

A slow-moving tropical depression caused persistent heavy rains in the Solomon Islands between April 1 and April 4, 2014. The total economic value of the flooding’s impact is estimated at SI$787.3 million (US$107.8 million), equivalent to 9.2... Read more

Stories of Impact: Resilient Recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan

Following the powerful Tropical Cyclone Evan that swept across the island in July 2012, the World Bank and the GFDRR, with funding from ACP-EU NDRR Program, worked with the government of Samoa to assess damages, launch a comprehensive disaster... Read more

Stories of Impact: Weathering Future Storms in the Seychelles

When Tropical Cyclone Felleng battered the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles with heavy rain in January 2013, the government of Seychelles, with support from the World Bank and the  ACP-EU NDRR Program worked to assess the damages and ensure... Read more

Stories of Impact: Building Back Better in Tonga after Cyclone Ian

In 2014, Tropical Cyclone Ian swept through Tonga, causing significant damage to housing and critical infrastructure. The government, the World Bank, GFDRR, and  with funding from ACP-EU NDRR Program worked to rapidly assess... Read more

Cameroon - Evaluation de l’etat du barrage, des digues, du reservoir et des structures hydrauliques

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Recits d'Impacts Tonga

Tonga fait partie des pays les plus vulnérables aux impacts des catastrophes naturelles et du changement climatique. En 2014, le cyclone tropical Ian a balayé ce pays insulaire du Pacifique, provoquant des dommages ... Read more