The partnership between UNDAC and the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI), as presented during the last UNDAC Advisory Board meeting, continues to be strengthened with the participation of five UNDAC members (from Australia, South Africa, Malawi, IOM and OCHA) in a preparedness mission in Zimbabwe last March.

The capacity assessment of the disaster risk management (DRM) system in Zimbabwe was conducted with a focus on national and sub-national capacities for DRM using the CADRI Capacity methodology integrating the UNDAC methodology for assessing disaster response capacity. UNDAC members worked alongside representatives from the Department of Civil Protection, UN agencies from Zimbabwe and international experts deployed through CADRI. The assessment comprised interviews with approximately 100 Government and non-Government institutions at central and local levels in four districts (Chiredzi and Mwenezi; Bulilima and Tsholotsho). The report is available here.