About the Project
The project builds resilience of vulnerable communities and the Government of Myanmar at the national and sub-national levels to withstand the impact of earthquakes through better preparedness. The key focus of the project is to strengthen institutional preparedness capacity and community awareness on actions to prepare and respond to an earthquake. The project aligns with and contributes to Sendai Priorities for Actions 2 and 4; and the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Works Programme 2016-2020 (Priority 1 and 3), and the Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction (2017).
Building resilience of communities and strengthening the capacity of the government in earthquake prone areas through better awareness, preparedness and response measures
Among all the natural disasters that impact the country, earthquakes are the greatest threat to development gains. The earthquake hazards are among the major contributing factors to the high-risk classification for Myanmar, which lies on several fault system namely: the Sagaing fault, Kyauk Kyan fault, Kalatan fault and Kabaw fault and so on.
Under the leadership of the Department of Disaster Management and generous support by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), UNDP Myanmar is implementing an 18-month project, entitled, “Building Resilience in Earthquake prone areas in Myanmar through better preparedness and response” aiming to reduce the loss of lives due to earthquakes in Myanmar. The project will cover the most earthquake prone States and Regions (Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bago, Kachin, Chin) and Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw).
UNDP Myanmar produced series of videos to provide safety and preparedness measures in case of an earthquake. Please share the information to your friends and families.