disaster risk reduction


U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water

The United States Government through United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Government of Pakistan through the Higher Education Commission (HEC) have partnered together to create state of art centers for advanced studies.


Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement PL480 Project

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Malawi began implementation of the Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) program in July 2009, with an ending date of June 2014. This five-year USAID-funded PL480 Title II program is through Food for Peace (FFP) and implemented in the eight most food insecure districts in the south of Malawi. WALA is implemented by a consortium of nine Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) led by CRS Malawi as the grant holder.


Coastal City Adaptation Project

Mozambique’s coastal cities serve as economic hubs and primary drivers of the country’s development. These coastal cities house much of the country’s key infrastructure and productive workforce, which are vital to sustaining the strong economic growth levels Mozambique has enjoyed over the past few years. But they are also vulnerable to sea level rise and projected changes in extreme events.


Afghanistan Engineering Support Program

AESP provided architectural and engineering services for USAID in various sectors, including water and sanitation, and energy. This seven-year program, valued at $97 million, ran from November 2009 to November 2016. The program initiated over 250 work orders.


Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and improve linkages between national-, provincial-, and district-level governments, leading to more coordinated and inclusive DRR and climate change planning.


Liberia Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition & Child Health

Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, electrical power supply, and other essential physical infrastructure that was destroyed or severely damaged during the war.


Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement & Market Expansion

The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. A key objective of the project is to enhance the resilience of households to shocks. In particular, it aims to enable households to withstand and recover from the recurrent climate-related shocks—mainly drought—to which they are subjected.


SERVIR Performance Evaluation: Evaluation Question 1 Report

This report provides summary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the first of three evaluation questions for a midterm performance evaluation of the SERVIR program. Specifically, this report addresses the following evaluation questions:


Critical Countdown: Using Local Data to Improve Tsunami Warnings

USAID-supported researchers at the Institute of Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia are studying ways to communicate tsunami warning to communities living along the country’s coast where tsunami risk is highest. The work is supported through a PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) award to Dr. Harkunti Rayahu at ITB in partnership with colleagues at University of Pittsburgh. Results from these studies are helping local municipalities re-think their tsunami communication systems to improve citizen awareness and response to tsunami warnings.