In December 2017, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) signed an agreement with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) to support capacity building in the Arab Region in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) throughout 2018. The current activity aims to support Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) in 6 cities leading to subsequent action plan development. The supported cities are 3 in Tunisia (Bousalem, Kasserine and Gabes) and 3 in Mauritania (Tevragh Zeina, Kaedi, Rosso). The purpose is to identify and understand current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets, and to deliver capacity building in the process. The activity is implemented through the UNDP offices in Mauritania and in Tunisia and in coordination with the DRR focal points.
Throughout 3rd-4th of April, 2018, CEDARE successfully delivered a workshop for Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) in cities of Mauritania in support of national capacity building in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The workshop was delivered in cooperation with UNISDR, UNDP office in Mauritania, UNDP office of Tunisia, and the DRR focal point in the Ministry of Environment in Mauritania. A consultation session at the Ministry of Interior was also conducted on the 5th of April to assist in planning next activities.