Reviewing the Disaster Risk Management Strategy for Moldova
Moldova’s economy, population, and environment are highly exposed and vulnerable to climate variability and change and also different kinds of natural hazards including droughts, floods, severe weather, earthquakes, and landslides, as well as the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This in turn have a severe impact on the rural population of Moldova, which makes up around 60% of all inhabitants and depends largely on agriculture for their livelihood.
In 2015, the UNDP supported the development of the draft Disaster Risk Management Strategy for Moldova which requires updating and alignment with the latest national and global development objectives including COVID-19 preparedness. The project aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the existing document and Action Plan and to also evaluate and enhance the country´s preparedness in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.