The DIPECHO programme has been designed to demonstrate measures and initiatives at community-level and can serve as components of integrated disaster risk reduction strategies for a municipality, district or even at national level. However, Disaster Risk Reduction is a long-term development effort and ECHO is therefore encouraging other stakeholders that can provide longer-term financing to systematically integrate disaster risk reduction in their strategies. With this objective the Fifth DIPECHO Action Plan for South Asia was launched in 2009 with a principal objective to increase the awareness and the response capacities of local communities to potential and frequent natural disasters and to reduce the effects of these disasters on the most vulnerable. At present European Commission is supporting DIPECHO projects in five countries in South Asia through nineteen organizations and working for disaster preparedness with the appropriate local knowledge, practice and response mechanisms. The total amount of this DIPECHO programme is € 8,039,447.
DIPECHO SA Summary Sheet [Download]