Voluntary commitment

Strengthening Disaster and Climate Risk Prevention and Reduction (DCRPR) programs of 4-8 organisations in Governments, local NGOs and Private sector in Myanmar through technical support by national and regional volunteers

Description

The VERVE Volunteers program in Myanmar will provide technical support to the development and/or strengthening and implementation of Disaster and Climate Risk Prevention and Reduction programs of 4-8 host organisations of Governments, Red Cross, local NGOs and Private sector in Myanmar, based on their needs, for 12 -18 months during the initial 3 year period of implementation of HFA2. The expected profile of the organizations receiving such support will be relevant Ministries of the Union Government (upto two), Disaster Management Committees of selected state/regional Governments (upto two); State/region/township branches of the Myanmar Red Cross Society; Myanmar (local) NGOs or their networks, and a national association of commerce and/or industry and their associated organizations. Each organization will be required to submit an expression of interest on their need and expectations for technical support (TS) and their willingness to provide facilities and contribute to living expenses. TS will be provided by placing one national volunteer (young professional or older volunteer professional) on part time or full time basis with each host organization (as per need), with the backstopping provided by a more experienced DRR/CCA professional mentor. The Program Overall coordination and volunteer training and support will be provided by an experienced national or regional volunteer(s), who are member(s) of the MARS Practitioners Network. Some technical support for the running of the program will be sourced from global/regional volunteer management organizations.

The VERVE (Volunteers Energised to Reduce Vulnerability Everywhere) Volunteers Program is an initiative of the MARS (Mainstreaming Adaptation, Resilience and Sustainability into development and daily life) Practitioners Network.

Targets

Enhanced capacity to address disaster and climate risk reduction and prevention and implement priorities of HFA 2 developed in selected organizations at national and sub national level in Myanmar

DCRPR volunteer program capacity developed within Myanmar

Indicators

At least 4 organisations in multiple sectors in Myanmar are supported to strengthen implementation of their disaster and climate risk reduction programs

By end 2017 VERVE Volunteer program established and run by Myanmar nationals

Means of verification

1. VERVE Volunteer Program annual reports
2. Documents of the host organisations describing the progress of their disaster and climate risk reduction programs

Timeframe

3 years ( 2015 – April 2018)

Contact Person

Mr Loy Rego
Country Representative, Myanmar, MARS ( Mainstreaming Adaptation, Resilience and Sustainability into development and daily life) Practitioners Network

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