01.06.2010 -

Evaluation of UNESCO’s Strategic Programme Objective 5: Contributing to disaster preparedness and mitigation

This evaluation assesses progress towards achieving the expected outcomes of Strategic Programme Objective 5, and how progress might be enhanced through improving programme policy, design and delivery.

The expected outcomes of SPO 5 given in UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy (2008–2013) are as follows:

  • Tsunami early-warning systems established and operational in Africa, the South Pacific, the Mediterranean Sea, the North-East Atlantic and the Caribbean;
  • Vulnerable and weakened communities prepared to cope with disasters through access and use of information and knowledge and to mitigate their impact;
  • Governments advised and assisted in the design of policies mitigating disaster risks and impact;
  • Contributions made to the development of national strategies for natural and human-induced disaster prevention and vulnerability reduction and included in United Nations system common country programming efforts.

    Download the Evaluation report (pdf/1.79MB).

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