Welcome to National Disaster Management Centre, Maldives

United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNIECF) Country Programme

Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD)

The UN Agencies present in the Maldives and the Government of Maldives launched the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme on 18 May 2014 in Laamu Atoll Fonadhoo Island.

The LECReD is a three-year joint programme worth US$ 9.2 million aims at responding to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Outcome 9: Enhanced capacities at national and local levels to support low carbon life-styles, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The programme will assist Laamu Atoll and its islands to realize low emission and climate resilient development while attempting to mainstream issues pertaining to LECReD into local development planning and service delivery for greater community-level ownership and sustainability. (Source: UNDP)

National Disaster Management Center manages the following components under the project:

  • Age and gender specific advocacy on child centered community based DRR in Laamu atoll Development and implementation of community based Disaster resilient plans and training of community of members on the plans including emergency drills
  • Develop training package on PDNA and conduct training for communities in  Laamu atoll
  • Flood response mechanism
  • Emergency Water supply safety Program
  • Support in Strengthening capacity of NDMC to response to national emergency operations and functions in collaboration with sectors
  • Support to Develop SOPs to strength NDMC coordination with atolls in island councils and to prepare plan and response to emergencies
  • Establishment of emergency information database through technical support