JOR. Integrated Disaster Risk Management and DRR/CCA/Water Awareness

Progetto concluso

The vulnerability of the Jordanian society and its economy to natural hazards , water scarcity and climate change induced disasters are owed to the limited proactive approaches to disaster prevention and mitigation, insufficient institutional capacities at the national and local levels, lack of trained human resources, lack of awareness amongst senior officials and communities and unsatisfactory implementation of existing policies. This project; which will be directly implemented by SDC office Amman; has been developed in order to bridge the gap; at governorates (large cities) and municipality levels; in capacities and plans dealing with DRR disaster preparedness and prevention.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
Riduzione dei rischi di catastrofi
01.09.2014 - 30.11.2016
CHF 950'000

Jordan's natural hazards profile is characterized by seismic activity, flash flooding, drought, desertification and increasing stress in water resources (quality and quantity). In view of the range of natural hazards and water scarcity, the population of Jordan is highly vulnerable and has limited coping capacities. Therefore, Jordan requires an integrated approach for disaster risk management.


To improve the capacity of the country's local govern­ments and municipalities for emergency preparedness and response to man-made and natural disasters.

Gruppi target
  1. Ministry of Interior and five governorates in Jordan (governorates of lrbid, Zarqa, AI Balqa, Madaba and Jerash);
  2. The population (approx. 20'000 persons/year) who will visit the Awareness Centre in Jearash;

Indirect beneficiaries are the population of the five cities targeted to join UNISDR's Resilient Cities Campaign (approx. 2.9 mio persons) and some 20'000 families targeted by JCD's awareness campaign.

Effetti a medio termine
  1. The profile of disaster reduction in 5 governorates and municipalities is raised;
  2. The integration of risk reduction into national policies and plans is promoted;
  3. The awareness and capacities for effective local actions on DRR, CCA and Water is enhanced.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  1. Support to the Ministry of Interior in the design and setup of a Disaster Risk Management and Reduction Office (DRM&R) (National Level);
  2. Strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction Capacities and knowledge of 5 governorates and municipalities and facilitate the integration of risk reduction into their policies and plans (Local Level);
  3. Raise awareness and build the capacity of Disaster Risk Reduction Culture within the local community (Community Level);
  4. Promote awareness on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Water issues in Jordan (permanent centre in Jerash).

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • Soccorso operaio svizzero

Altri partner
  1. General Directorate for Civil Defense (JCD);
  2. Ministry of Interior (Mol);
  3. Ministry of Municipalities (MoM) and
  4. Municipalities of lrbid, Zarqa, As Salt, Madaba and Jerash.
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

General Directorate for Civil Defense (JCD) USAR activity, ISDR (desinventar),UNDP regionai "Arab Cities Resilience Program" and UNICEF's Public education in DRR

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   950'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   357'011 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  950'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.09.2014 - 30.11.2016   (Completed)