Peru, Regional Hub Lima, Participation from Latin America - Carribean in Global DRR Platform - Geneva - May 13-17, 2019

From May 13 to 17, 2019, will be held in Geneva, the VI session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and will be hosted by the Government of Switzerland. In addition, the session will be cochaired by Switzerland and UNISDR. The GPDRR 2019 represents an opportunity for DRR partners in Latin America and the Caribbean as an important step in the process of capitalizing and consolidating contributions on DRR as relevant inputs for the Sendai Framework.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Latin America
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Water sanitation
Humanitarian efficiency
Material relief assistance
01.03.2019 - 30.11.2019
CHF  82’000
Background Andes Region and the Caribbean 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 pilot 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 participating to GP2019 represents an opportunity for Delegations of Bolivia, CAPRADE and Jamaica /CDEMA to share their experiences, strengthen their capacities, transfer knowledge and showcase successes related to the DRR at the national and local levels.
Target groups Bolivian, CAPRADE and Caribbean Delegations. Lima DRR & RR Hub.
Medium-term outcomes
  • MiResiliencia Bolivia is promoted in GPDRR 2019.
  • The dialogue and Lima Hub DRR Networks are strengthened within the region and ahead.
  • Cooperation between CARICOM (CDEMA) and UNISDR is strengthened.

Expected results:   Mission reports, specific documents related to GP2019 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
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Foreign private sector South/East
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Coordination with other projects and actors All partners of MiResiliencia Bolivia (Government Ministries : Environment and Water, Planning; Helvetas)y CAPRADE, CDEMA, UNISDR.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    82’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    81’914 Total project since first phase Budget inclusive project partner CHF   300’000