The SADC Regional Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme aims to enhance national and regional capacities in respect of Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Management and the coordination and support of humanitarian assistance. The implementation of the Regional DRR Programme is guided by the SADC DRR Strategic Plan, which has the following five indicative objectives:
- To strengthen governance, legal and institutional framework at all levels of DRR in the region;
- Facilitate the identification, assessment and monitoring of disaster risks and support the enhancement of early warning systems at all levels;
- Promote the usage and management of information and knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels in the SADC region;
- Ensure that DRR becomes a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation;
- The integration of preparedness and emergency response into national and regional DRR interventions.
In response to these objectives, the focus of the SADC DRR Strategic Plan is to facilitate interventions at the level of Member States, assisting them in developing and implementing their own DRR/DM strategies, and ensuring alignment with international and global DRR frameworks, including the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030).
It is in the context that the Regional DRR programme seeks to undertake an inventory of national institutional capacities, policies, legislation and national platforms, human resources, and ongoing DRR programmes and initiatives. This will allow an assessment of the status of DRR implementation to determine gaps and areas where support is needed.
The RPC programme will complete an inventory of national disaster-related policies and action plans, with a view to facilitating their harmonisation with regional and continental strategies and trends. In implementing this process the programme will simultaneously strengthen national and regional early warning systems for the collection and timely exchange of information on hazards and disasters. The programme will also support research on long-term regional changes and trends that affect vulnerabilities and risks, in particular, climate change and lead to the development of a regional disaster management strategy.
1. OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The overall objective of this consultancy is to produce a comprehensive National Inventory Report, and develop a national database on the DRM status, resources and services, and implementation of DRM programmes in SOUTH AFRICA.
3. Scope of the Assignment
In order to accomplish the above objective, the Consultant will carry out the following tasks:
- Conduct an inventory of DRR/M resources and services, including institutions and frameworks in the country, and identify gaps, challenges, needs and opportunities in the implementation of national programmes, as per the 4 priority areas of the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-30), Africa Regional Disaster Reduction Strategy, and the SADC Disaster Preparedness and Response Strategy;
- Conduct a comprehensive inventory of relevant institutional, policy, legal and other frameworks that drive the DRR/M agenda and facilitate the implementation of programmes at the national level, including programmes and activities undertaken by national/ sub-national institutions, NGOs, donors, international cooperating partners (ICPs), and other stakeholders;
- For selected key DRR/M institutions, document their mandates and capacities (institutional, human, and financial) during the past five years;
- Consult extensively with the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) of SOUTH AFRICA, the UN agencies, World Bank, Red Cross, NGOs, International Cooperating Partners (ICPs), donors and all national and sub-national stakeholders in order to identify and document the following
i. key national strategies, policies and programmes, taking into account past (last five years), on-going and planned DRR/M interventions in SOUTH AFRICA;
ii. the main hazards identified and risk assessments that have been undertaken in the country and the methodologies usediii. statistics on the impacts of disasters that have been experienced in the country;
iii. statistics on the impacts of disasters that have been experienced in the country;
In consultation with the SADC DRRU, format the collected data in such a way that it is compatible for storage in a national database and also the regional DRR Information Management System; and compatible for sharing on both the national DRR website and the SADC Secretariat website; (SADC will provide a template for the presentation of the collected data)
Submit a Consultancy Report detailing the national concerns, challenges, opportunities and priorities as regards the implementation of DRR/M programmes.
The answer on the questions received will be sent to the Consultant and all questions received as well as the answer(s) to them will be posted on the SADC Secretariat’s website at the latest 7 working days before the deadline for submission of the proposals.
Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until 10 working days prior to deadline indicated in the paragraph 6 above, from:
The Procuring entity: SADC Secretariat
Contact person: Gift Gwaza/ Blessing Siwela
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