DRR Backstopping services for Lima DRR Hub

It has been considered necessary and strategic for the Lima DRR and RR Hub to hire a backstopper in order to provide DRR technical assistance for specific actions in design, implementation and / or follow-up processes of Lima Hub. The backstopping activities will be aligned to the first two Programmatic Pillars of the DRR and RR Regional Concept for the Andean Region which are: Disaster Risk Reduction and Policy Dialogue.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Latin America
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Water sanitation
Humanitarian efficiency
Material relief assistance
01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022
CHF  250’000
Background Peru and the entire Andes Region are highly vulnerable to the effects of natural and manmade disasters as well as climate change - which made SDC set up in January 2018, a Regional DRR and Rapid Response (RR) Hub, based in Lima and which will be highly complementary to existing Swiss Global Cooperation Portfolios in the Andean region. Based on the experience of SDC acquired through the implementation of projects and programs, the DRR and RR Hub will implement a set of pibot initiatives to support targeted DRR actions to test new approaches with potential to scale up and with catalytic effect, and also fostering policy dialogue with the counterparts in the different countries.
Objectives The aim of the Backstopping services provided by Roberto Mendez is for the Strengthening of the Lima Hub DRR delivery within the framework of Lima Hub priorities and compliance with its strategic pillars and dispatch 2017-20.
Target groups

Lima DRR & RR Hub.

Mainly national and regional DRR institutions

Medium-term outcomes
  • Institutionalization process of MiResiliencia in Bolivia is consolidated
  • MiResiliencia Peru project is launched
  • MiResiliencia Bolivia is promoted in GPDRR 2019.
  • Lima Hub DRR Network is strengthened within the region and ahead.
  • DRR Knowledge management and good practices are promoted.

Expected results:   Mission reports, specific documents related to tasks and registration of activities of technical assistance in line with the two first strategic pillars of Lima Hub (Disaster Risk Reduction and Policy Dialogue).

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector South/East

Coordination with other projects and actors All partners of MiResitiencia Bolivia (Government Ministries : Environment and Water, Planning; Helvetas) and Global Programme partners in Peru.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    250’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    155’619