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About the programme

The PPRD East 3 programme has the overall objective to increase the resilience to natural and man-made disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries; Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The PPRD East programme, initiated in 2010 under the EU Eastern Partnership policy initiative, has the purpose to strengthen disaster risk reduction and crises management in the Eastern Partnership countries and to promote regional cooperation with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

The third phase of the programme will capitalise on previous work from the preceding two phases and addressing previously encountered challenges. The programme is designed to maximise its impact in each partner country by responding to the national needs and capacities, but will also to promote mutual learning, sharing of experiences and best practices among the partner countries. Thematically the programme focus on eight tightly linked and mutually reinforcing Work Packages (WP). (See section to the left) 

Local ownership and participation is the key principle guiding implementation and ensuring sustainability of the expected results. The programme will ensure that the cross-cutting issues, i.e. gender, environment and human rights perspectives, are integrated in the programme implementation to enhance its impact, sustainability and relevance.

The implementation of the programme is based on a set of defined principles which guide all phases and processes within the programme and include the following:

  • Ownership to ensure that PCs hold full ownership of the programme and its results;
  • Participation to ensure that the programme implementation is inclusive and builds upon the strengths of various state and non-state actors;
  • Flexibility and agile management to ensure that the programme implementation is responsive to the emerging needs of the PCs and reflects them in its implementation;
  • Building upon PPRD East 1 and PPRD East 2 to ensure continuation of efforts across all three phases of the programme and thereby, to contribute to the higher level goal of this flagship initiative which is building disaster resilience in the PCs;
  • Alignment to ensure that the programme is implemented in such a way to create synergies with other relevant initiatives in the region and when relevant, embark on joint events and activities;
  • Results-oriented to ensure the focus on the outcomes to be achieved within the programme. Also, the M&E system of the programme is designed in such a way to be focused on and inform the achievement of the programme outcomes.
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Practical Guidelines for integrating gender, human rights and environmental issues in Disaster Risk Management

Practical Guidelines for integrating gender, human rights and environmental issues in Disaster Risk Management

The Guidelines build upon global standards and best practices and present practical advice on how to integrate gender, human rights and environment into nine thematic areas of the programme. Examples of thematic areas include, training and exercises, Multi-Risk Assessments, Early Warning Systems, Public awareness, volunteerism and Host Nation Support. The document has been produced in collaboration with the PPRD East 3 programme experts and partner countries’ organisations to enhance the quality and relevance of the guidance. The Guidelines was produced as an interactive online resource and is available in English and Russian.

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Read the document in russian