United Nations Development Programme in Syria

Sub-regional Facility for Cooperation in Disaster
Reduction Among the Arab States

Project Document

Country/Region: Arab States

SAS 1:  Increased capacity for risk reduction 
SAS 2: Risk Reduction integrated into Development

Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Networks Developed
1) Development of dynamic disaster reduction community of practice for Arab States:
2) Facilitate Regional Networking Meetings and Exchanges:

1) Electronic network website established for facilitating online discussions and exchange of information and experience.
2) On-line baseline information, virtual library and roster of consultants, training resources and knowledge map developed.
3) Thematic Workshops conducted

Risk Reduction Policy/Strategy Implemented
1) Regional policy on disaster risk reduction developed
1) Regional cooperation instrument ratified by participating states.
2) Self sustaining proposal receive governments and donor support.

UNDP CO in Syria
Regional Bureau for the Arab States, CO of Participating Countries/Disaster Reduction Unit, BCPR/Geneva


Programme Period:  2005-2007
Programme Component: Natural Disaster Reduction
Project Title:  Sub-regional Facility for Cooperation in Disaster Reduction among the Arab States
Project Code:
Project Duration: Feb 2005 – Feb 2007


Total budget:    US$330,000
Allocated resources:

  • RBAS TRAC 1.1
    US$  50,000
  • RBAS strategic reserve
    US$   50,000
  • BCPR regular TRAC
    US$ 150,000
  • Syria TRAC 1.1 allocation
    US$   20,000
  • PAPP TRAC 1.1.3
    US$   20,000
  • Lebanon c/s contribution
    US$   20,000
  • Jordan c/s contribution
    US$   20,000
  • Other:(including in-kind contributions)
    • Donor     
    • Donor     
    • Donor     

Unfunded budget:  


Agreed by:

Mr. Abdallah Dardari Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Head of State Planning Commission

14 September 2005
Agreed by:

Mr. Ali Al-Za'tari UNDP Resident Representative on behalf of UNDP country offices in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine

14 September 2005

N.B. The UN exchange rate prevailing at the signature date of the project is US$ 1= SP 53.45

Section One:

Section Two.

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