The purpose of this disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity assessment in Albania is to identify capacity gaps related to risk reduction, understand desired capacities and propose recommendations on how these capacities can be achieved. Results of the DRR capacity assessment will contribute to the development of strong national components as part of the regional capacity development proposal – to be submitted to the European Commission and potentially other interested donors for Phase II of the regional Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project for South-East Europe (SEE) and Turkey.
The capacity assessment mission for Albania was implemented at the request of the regional project for SEE and Turkey on Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Similar capacity assessment missions were also conducted for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro out of eight of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) beneficiaries of the project (with the exception of Croatia). The assessment is meant to complement the needs assessments conducted in all eight IPA beneficiaries of the project conducted in 2010 by both a regional and local consultant in each location.
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