The GoI-UNDP climate risk management through disaster preparedness and mitigation project is being implemented by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in Bhubaneswar with the technical guidance of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority. The Objective of project is to reduce disaster risk in urban areas by enhancing institutional capacities and to integrate climate risk reduction measures in development programmes as well as to undertake mitigation activities based on scientific analyses and to enhance community capacities to mange Climate risk in urban areas by enhancing the preparedness. The key outcomes of the project are as follows:
The project is promoting the principles of equity, social inclusion and women’s empowerment. The HRVA studies will identify the gender vulnerabilities. Similarly the ward level response plans and CDMPs will address gender issues while planning for response and preparedness. The mitigation plan would provide adequate measures to promote gender equity and empowerment.