Disaster Management


Tanzania is vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards which have the potential of disrupting communities causing of loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure. The frequency, complexity and severity of disasters in the country are on the rise and this is further aggravated by climate change, unplanned-urbanization, poverty as well as the threat of pandemics. Week coordination mechanisms during emergency response and inadequate preparedness measures at all level have been the major challenge in the country.

The Disaster Management project aims to assist Tanzania in the transformation of disaster management preparedness and response from ad hoc and partial approaches to stronger planning, coordination and institutional readiness capacities. In addition the project aims to ensure that Disaster Risk Management becomes a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder initiative which engages relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Local Government as well as non-state actors such as civil society, the private sector and local communities.


  • The project supported review of  National Operational Guidelines for Disaster Management (NOG) in the Mainland and the drafting of the  Zanzibar national operationa guidelines(NOD).Consultations  in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar included broad participation of key stakeholders and provided an entry point for the incorporation of internationally agreed standards for disaster management relating to gender and human rights
  • Supported the development of monitoring and evaluation plan for the Disaster Management Policy which was endorsed by a broad stakeholder group.


2011 - 2015  
UNDP US$500,000
UN One Fund US$1000,000

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