Enhancing Resilience of Communities through Integrated Risk Management (IRM)

This project which started in 2017 is being implemented by ECO with support from Wetlands International.

The project main objective is to build and strengthen community resilience by integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Ecosystem Management and Restoration (EMR) and Climate Change Adaptation (ACC) – referred to as Integrated Risk Management (IRM) in policies of legislation through appreciating the role of wetlands.

This project seeks to deliver the conservation and sustainable management of wetlands across the country and aims to stem the continued loss and degradation of wetlands by promoting Integrated Risk Management (IRM).

The project is structured around three principle domains i.e Policy, Investment and Practice which aim at addressing the knowledge, capacity and institutional barriers which limit the current effectiveness of IRM and Wetland management.

The project target area is national with core cases from the Kyoga catchment management zone. Specific empharsis is put on adressing gender equity and proactive engagement of marginalized communities.