Community Initiatives in Disaster Risk Reduction (CIDRR)

The CIDRR program uses participatory engagement methodologies to support the development of disaster risk reduction plans for marginalized informal communities in North West Department, Haiti. Building on the participatory mapping and prioritization of hazards and vulnerabilities, community infrastructure, including schools and churches, will be retrofitted for hurricane and earthquake resistance, and local builders trained on government standards. Public health promotion campaigns and hygiene education will lead to selection of community construction projects to improve water and sanitation services. Natural hazards will be mitigated through the repair of flood control canals and sewers. These activities will be led by communities and implemented using community resources.


• Mitigate the impact of seismic and hydro-meteorological shocks on communities by addressing critical natural and man-made vulnerabilities and strengthening community knowledge for improved practices • Improve community health and mitigate life-threatening disease outbreaks through improved community sanitation practices • Reduce loss of lives and livelihoods through community flood protection measures and early warning mechanisms

Additional information

Project activities and beneficaries listed are for FY14 Budget for FY14, July 2013 - June 2014: $613,211 Budget for FY13, July 2012 - June 2013: $766,514

Cross-cutting issues

Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, Gender


  • Haiti>Nord Ouest>Port de Paix>Port de Paix


  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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