DIPECHO VII: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East and East Kazakhstan helps National authorities and communities are better prepared and respond to natural and man-made disasters.
The objective of the project “DIPECHO VII: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East Kazakhstan” is to reduce loss of lives, livelihoods and developmental assets to natural disasters by developing community capacities for disaster risk reduction (DRR). Specifically, the project will work in pilot locations in Almaty and East Kazakhstan oblast, where it will demonstrate community-based DRR and build the case for further DRR mainstreaming regionally and nationally. The project will link the initiatives of local communities to those of national disaster management authorities, allowing the national authorities to realize the strengths of local communities in DRR, and to further integrate local-level risk management into long-term governance and environmental initiatives. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Emergency Situations in close partnership with UNDP and the Kazakhstan Red Crescent Society.