|Overview : |
After the devastation caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit Mozambique in February and March 2019 the government and its international partners joined forces to address the challenges of emergency response and recovery. To realize this vision, UNDP established the Recovery Facility to implement short to long-term recovery interventions to address the primary causes of vulnerability and to promote resilience for future disasters. The facility has three pillars: (1) livelihoods and women economic empowerment (2) housing and community infrastructure and (3) Institutional strengthening of the Reconstruction Cabinet (GREPOC). In line with the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), the facility adopted a comprehensive approach to respond effectively to the needs of the population affected by disasters in Sofala and Cabo Delgado Provinces, which requires close coordination with key development actors and partners, under the leadership of GREPOC.
The Institutional strengthening of the Reconstruction Cabinet (GREPOC), pillar 3 has four key outputs;
- Technical and operational capacities of the Government enhanced to coordinate, facilitate, implement, monitor, and evaluate the reconstruction and recovery phase
- Measures in place and implemented across sectors to improve policy coherence and a sustainable, equitable and gender-responsive business environment
- National capacity at all levels enhanced to manage housing, reconstruction and rehabilitation of critical community and government infrastructure with BBB Principles
- An integrated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy developed/ a Recovery fund is operational and managed effectively with high accountability and transparency standards
As part of output (i) above, the UNDP will help to establish and operationalize resilient recovery Information Management System, public engagement, communication and outreach to provide access to comprehensive information of recovery interventions to stakeholders and create citizen feedback loop to enhance transparency and accountability. To realize the assignment, the UNDP planned two phases of support to GREPOC. In the first phase of the support, a consultant supported GREPOC with the development of the online data collection tool and a database management system with incorporated reports. Both systems were reviewed and approved by GREPOC, UNDP and some cooperation partners. This tool will support GREPOC monitor funds related to cyclone by having accurate information of how and when cooperation partners are contributing resources.