This case study presents how Save the Children — working closely with District Local Government and with support from the Government of Japan — has been running a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project since 2013 in Kasese district, Uganda, supporting rural communities to identify and mitigate risks and respond to disasters.
The project has helped establish coordinated community structures at school, village, sub-county and district levels, which have played an integral and life-saving role during the May 2020 floods.
Find here the main recommendations. Please consult the study for more details :
- government and donors should allocate resources to scale up the best practices to other at-risk districts
- communities must be at the forefront for DRR interventions to be successful.
- children should be involved in DRR efforts, to promote long-term change in practicies and communities.
- rapid information sharing has saved lives and improved the coordination and effectiveness of the response.