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Project Phase II: South-East Europe (SSE) Capacity Development

Background:

As a follow-up of Phase I, WMO continues to support DRR capacity development of South-East Europe (SEE) through a second project named "Building resilience to disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey" funded by the European Commission (EC) Directorate General for Enlargement, through its Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).  This project will be implemented in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The beneficiary countries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (as defined by UNSCR 1244/99) and Turkey.

 

 

 

 

Project Priorities: Phase II

The Phase II Project will focus on the following priorities as identified in the Phase I project: 

      • Enhance the regional hazard assessment and mapping capacities;
      • Enhance capacity to forecast hazardous meteorological and hydrological phenomena and deliver timely warnings to support disaster risk reduction;
      • Develop the capacity needed to support climate risk management and climate change adaptation into national and regional DRR agenda;
      • Design a regional multi-hazard early warning system composed of harmonized national early warning systems within a regional cooperation framework.

Project Focus Areas and Objectives: Phase II

SEE Phase II has the following objectives:

      • Build capacities for disaster resilience
      • Share knowledge on how to reduce risks
      • Transfer disaster risks
      • Community-based resilience
      • Hazard analysis and mapping
      • Hazardous phenomena forecasting
      • Climate risk management and climate change adaptation
      • Multi-hazard early warning system (MHEWS)

Consultation Meetings and Workshops related to Phase II

Event

Place

Date

Final Report

IPA Project "Building resilience to disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey":
Regional partners meeting
Geneva, WMO HQs 6-7 May 2014  
Second Project Steering Committee Meeting: Building Resilience to Disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 31 May 2013  
Kick-off meeting – Task 6: Design a Regional Multi-Hazard Early Warning System composed of harmonized National Early Warning Systems Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 29-30
May 2013
 
First Project Steering Committee Meeting: Building Resilience to Disasters in the Western Balkans and Turkey Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey

Zagreb, Croatia

30-31 August 2012

 

 

 

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