UNDP is the leading multilateral agency in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction in Jordan.
UNDP works directly with national and international partners to prevent, mitigate, manage and recover from natural disasters in Jordan. We collaborate with national and local authorities as well as civil society and academia. The main focus of UNDP in Jordan is to make sure that a transformational change takes place whereby Jordan moves towards managing disaster risks rather than responding to the destructive consequences of disasters.
UNDP is supporting Disaster Risk Management efforts in Jordan through four interlinked projects: two nation-wide, one in Aqaba and one in Petra. It is anticipated that the UNDP-supported projects in Aqaba and Petra will provide the local authorities with fully functional DRM Units within the structures of the local authorities in the two locations in Southern Jordan to.