|Duration||Start 4 April, 2023 till 31 January, 2025|
|Field of expertise||Improving Access to Basic Services|
|Policy field(s)||Natural Disaster management|
|Partners||Union of Municipalities in Turkey (UMT)|
The specific objective is to develop a Local Recovery Plan, focusing on strengthening municipal institutions in their capacities to adapt, and respond both in the immediate aftermath of the crisis and in the longer-term recovery to their communities, as well as increasing resilience to prevent and mitigate future disaster threats. The scope and activities of the Local Recovery Plan are defined with the local governments, as we want the activities to be in line with the needs and priorities of the municipalities.
The expected results of the project are:
(i) Identified and implemented the immediate support measures of the municipalities, to ensure that the municipalities can confront all tasks and remain operational during the stage of immediate emergency.
(ii) Support the development of a local recovery plan of the pilot municipalities, which highlights the long-term needs for recovery and reconstruction efforts to meet the needs of the citizens affected by the earthquakes.
“I lived in North Macedonia from 2000 until 2002 in the area where armed Albanians rose against the Macedonian state in 2001. I learned about the importance of local government because it was the cornerstone of the political agreement that stopped the war. “