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Resilience Building & Capacity Development

Disasters, caused by natural hazards, occur regularly and have affected people throughout history. Disasters cause loss of lives, destroy valuable investments and threaten a sustainable development.

Climate change will result in even more intense disasters in the future and due to population growth, urbanisation and widespread poverty, more people will be affected.

MSB works in partnership with national disaster risk management organisations, regional/ international organisations and other actors, to enhance the capacity to reduce disaster risks and build resilience. Our long-term capacity development initiatives aim at strengthening capacities on individual, organisational and systemic levels and include institutional and operational support to strengthen capacity to prevent, prepare and manage future disasters and crises.

About the resilience building programme

Our resilience building programme focuses on three main thematic areas i) Crisis coordination and management, ii) Civil protection preparedness for response and iii) Risk and vulnerability assessment. All projects have a strong integration of gender equality and environmental perspectives, and are implemented through a solid monitoring and evaluation framework.

MSB’s capacity development and resilience building initiatives are guided by international frameworks such as The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Action and the Paris Agreement, as well as by national policies and strategies forming the Swedish development cooperation together with the mandate and expertise of MSB.

Ongoing development projects

Currently, MSB has ongoing regional capacity development projects in the Eastern Partnership region, (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia), the South Asian and South East Asian regions and in the IPA countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) and Turkey.  Bilateral projects are being implemented in Iraq (including Iraqi Kurdistan), Serbia and Armenia.

A prerequisite for MSB to engage in development cooperation for capacity development is external funding for project implementation. The projects we carry out are funded mainly by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the European Union.

Latest reviewed: 1 December 2020

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