Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongu, Zambia: Project Effectiveness Review

Language
English
Pages
53pp
Date published
01 Feb 2014
Type
Research, reports and studies
Keywords
Accountability and Participation, Capacity development, Community-led, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Targeting, Identification and Profiling
Countries
Zambia
Organisations
Oxfam

This technical paper focuses on Zambia’s ‘Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction’ project which was randomly selected for an Effectiveness Review under the adaptation and risk reduction thematic area. The project aims to increase resilience to climatic shocks among target groups in Mongu district of western Zambia through: a) strengthening the capacity of target communities to manage and respond to floods and droughts; and b) encouraging livelihood diversification and asset growth. This report encourages Oxfam and its partners in Zambia to undertake further research to evaluate the effects of advocacy efforts connected to this project. Also to explore how to involve community members more widely in community-level drought preparedness activities, and to ensure that training and early-warning information is fully disseminated.