United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Description/achievement of initiative
OCHA will contribute, alongside other humanitarian organisations, to ensure that broader collective efforts are made by humanitarian and development actors to increase the resilience of communities and states in high risk of disasters.
Specifically, OCHA commits to:
1) Adopt a holistic risk management approach to emergency preparedness. This will be done by coordinating the implementation of minimum preparedness systems to strengthen the in-country humanitarian coordination system;
2) Work with development partners to create an enabling environment for emergency preparedness;
3) Support countries to better integrate the secondary hazards of technological and industrial accidents into national contingency planning.
OCHA will roll out a Minimum Preparedness Package (MPP) approach in disaster-prone, high-risk countries. OCHA's Global Focus Model will be used as the basis for prioritising these countries over the next three years. The package will increase the speed and efficiency of the national and the country team's response to disasters.
OCHA will work closely with development partners to ensure Humanitarian Coordinators, Resident Coordinators and Country Teams focus on risk management and resilience in a complementary manner.