Strengthening capacity on disaster risk assessment, reduction and transfer instruments in Mongolia
This project aims to support Mongolia to develop a set of key disaster risk information and knowledge products for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management (DRM) into development, including on Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI). A hazard and risk assessment is conducted at the national and provincial levels and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is promoted for resilience within development and DRFI, and to strengthen the capacity and ability of NEMA, ministries, local government officials and communities to better understand and plan for disaster risks. The project is made up of the following four main components: - Conducting multi-hazard disaster risk assessments at the national and local levels; - Facilitation of Disaster Reduction planning and mainstreaming through the preparation and delivery of a DRR training program; - Development of a strategy for disaster risk financing and revision of the national draft disaster risk insurance law; and - Building institutional, technical, and management capacity for DRR and DRF The GEM Risk Team's main contribuition to the project is the development of a significantly improved exposure model for Mongolia, based on the latest population and housing census of Mongolia, and a probabilistic seismic risk analyses, making use of GEM's global seismic hazard mosaic. Duration: 2022-2023
The project is implemented in close collaboration with Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Department of Disaster Risk Management (DRMD), who are the executing agency and the implementing agency respectively. The Ministry of Finance is also engaged in strengthening DRF and insurance options. This project advances Mongolia’s progress in addressing the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) priorities by improving the institutional capacities of key ministries and local governments; enhancing understanding of risk; strengthening disaster risk governance; and investing in DRR for resilience through promoting mechanisms for disaster risk transfer, risk-sharing, and insurance.
Collaborators: GEM Foundation, ICEM Asia Consulting, PwC India, Environ LLC, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), JBA Group, Overseas Development Institute Funding partner: Funded by the Japan Fund of Poverty and Reduction and administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)