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Early Warning & Response Projects

  • What is NIMS? A set of principles that provides a systematic, proactive approach guiding government agencies at all levels, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sectors to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life or property and harm to the environment.

    Ethiopian National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a partnership program between United States government (USAID/USFS) and Government of Ethiopia - National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) for capacity building in Disaster management. It is a program adopted to strengthen Ethiopian Disaster Response capacity by integrating selected components of NIMS into the existing Disaster Risk Management system.
  • SRSN through PSNP 5 will integrate the PSNP and HFA systems into one scalable rural safety net which provides predictable multi-year transfers to core clients and is also capable of scaling up benefits (to existing and new HFA clients) in response to shocks. The aim is to ensure timely assistance to everyone in need while also improving efficiency and reducing waste by streamlining and combining processes.

  • LEAP (Livelihood, Early Assessment and Protection) is the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) owned food security early warning tool embedded in the national risk management framework and linked to the US$ 160 million contingent fund. LEAP converts satellite and ground based agro-meteorological data into crop or rangeland production estimates and ultimately into livelihood protection requirements. It also quantifies the financial resources needed to scale up PSNP in case of a major drought.