Disaster Risk Reduction Programme 2013-2017

Projet terminé

Climate change will strongly affect Central America. DRR and CCA have become a public policy priority in Nicaragua and Honduras. The SDC DRR programme supports institutions at the regional, national and local level to strengthen response capacities and increase resilience. Capacities will be enhanced in local development planning, research, academic curricula, and community mobilization. Successful approaches will be consolidated, refined and scaled up.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
l'Amérique centrale
Changement climatique & environnement
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
01.02.2013 - 31.08.2019
CHF 9'900'000

Central America is prone to natural disasters. Climate Change (CC) will increase the risk of disasters. Honduras and Nicaragua rank in the first and third positions in the climate risk index 2013. Poverty and traditional farming practices that degrade soils increase the vulnerability of rural families. Regional and national DRR and CCA systems remain weak.


Reduction of environmental vulnerability and strengthening the resilience of poor populations to the effects of climate change and other natural hazards.

Groupes cibles

Poor rural families and their communities in the dry regions of Honduras and Nicaragua, the most vulnerable population group in the two coun-tries. The programme will strengthen the capacities and catalyze the efforts of key regional, national and local bodies to engage directly with this population.

Effets à moyen terme

People in situations of vulnerability have adapted their land, forest and water use practices to the effects of climate change in selected territo-ries. Public and private actors have managed resources for disaster risk reduction and climate change adap-tation in an effective manner.


Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

170,000 people benefited during 2008-2012 directly through: a) increased capacities and tools for integrating DRR into the development planning of 51 municipalities; b) strengthened response capacities in 350 communities; c) the incorporation of DRR and CCA into the curricula of 3 universities; d) the integration of DRR into the project cycle management of SDC’s WATSAN and Local Governance projects.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   9'900'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   9'526'958
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.02.2013 - 31.08.2019   (Completed)