The guiding principle of this initiative is risk-informed development. Achievements in terms of poverty reduction, combating illnesses and improving access to health care, education and services are fragile and are being undermined by new and emerging threats. An inability to understand and manage systemic risks is jeopardising the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). Disasters wipe out many years of development achievements and reduce the development opportunities of countries.
In Georgia, GIDRM supports community-based approaches to risk-informed development. The objective is to better protect populations and critical infrastructure through improved risk perception and assessments considering the systemic nature of risks and to strengthen risk-informed decision-making processes. The activities will result in a guideline on risk-informed development in mountainous areas incl. recommendations for systemic risk assessments, entry points for risk-informed decision-making at the community level and capacity building measures.