The Strengthening Emergency Preparedness Systems in Myanmar project aims to strengthen the disaster preparedness capacity of communities at risk in Southeast Myanmar. It also works towards improving national and sub-national systems to be more responsive to vulnerabilities of communities in government and non-state armed group controlled areas. The project was developed in response to the Myanmar government’s and local NGOs’ recognition of the importance to invest in disaster preparedness and effective response systems. At the heart of the project is the effective collaboration amongst critical stakeholders in the country, including government at different levels, local NGOs, and non-state armed groups. There is a key role for local NGO partners working with at-risk communities in the development of effective and accountable emergency preparedness systems, as they navigate the various governance structures present in project sites.
1 Coordinated and coherent preparedness plans that are owned and led by local communities
2 Improved system of joint planning, coordination and communication on preparedness, early warning and response
between and among key stakeholders
3 Scalable and replicable learning on multi-hazard, multi-level and multi-stakeholder preparedness and programming
At the state and national levels, the project is expected to forge collaborative arrangements with government and the
wider humanitarian community to share learning and influence policy and practice.