ODA eligibility database




Sector or themePeace and security: involving military
Provider countryJapan
Recipient countryCentral Asia and Caucasus countries, Turkmenistan
Implementing agencyJapan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)
Budget (USD x 1000)18
Purpose code74010 Disaster prevention and preparedness

  • The detrimental humanitarian and economic impact caused by natural disasters is one of the factors undermining sustainable development in Central Asia and Caucasus, as well as in Japan. At the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan in March 2015, the “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” was adopted by UN member states. This programme will share knowledge and the Japanese experience of taking action at different levels; from central and local government to local community. Participants, including military personnel, are expected to establish effective countermeasures and proper governance based on the experiences and lessons learnt from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (1995) and the East Japan Earthquake (2011).
  • The objective of this programme is to allow countries to analyse their current situation, and develop an Action Plan in order to improve the disaster risk reduction system in each organisation, with a specific focus on natural disasters. Concrete activities include: - Job report presentation “Lectures on Japan’s national strategy and policy for disaster risk reduction”; - Hyogo Prefecture’s / Kobe City’s strategy and policy for disaster risk reduction; - Role of meteorological office for disaster risk prevention, Education for disaster risk reduction, JICA’s efforts for DRR etc.; - Practical training for disaster risk management and disaster risk education etc.; - Visit to Kobe and Niigata to learn strategies and policies for disaster risk reduction and to eastern Japan to see the affected areas of Great East Japan Earthquake.
  • In addition to formulating a country-specific action plan, expected results of this programme are as follows: - To understand Japanese approaches to different disasters and examine how to adopt acquired knowledge in each country. - To understand roles of national and local governments in disaster risk management in Japan and examine how to apply knowledge acquired in each country. - To understand the role of other actors and stakeholders such as international organisations, private companies, and NGOs in disaster risk management.
  • This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. Training of partner country military personnel, including in non-military matters, is generally not eligible, except in limited areas and under civilian oversight and with a clear developmental purpose for the benefit of civilians (paragraph 97). Having military personnel amongst the participants of training in this area does not exclude the project from ODA, as, under the rules, training of partner country military personnel in humanitarian response and disaster relief preparedness is eligible.