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Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery ... - UNDP

Programme OverviewThe Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery (ERTR) Programmecommenced activities in January 2005 in the immediate aftermath of thetsunami disaster of 26 December 2006. Since the first deployment of staffand commencement of activities within two weeks of the disaster, theProgramme has since expanded to cover activities in over 330 villages across theregion affected by the tsunami.The ERTR Programme builds on the proposals submitted by UNDP in the UnitedNations Indian Ocean Earthquake/Tsunami Flash Appeal which was launched bythe UN Secretary General in Indonesia on 6 January 2005. The priorities identifiedfor UNDP support through the Flash Appeal – immediate employment and recoveryof livelihoods; housing and settlements; and capacity building – have sincebecome the cornerstones of UNDP's programming in the Province.UNDP's Government Counterpart for the Programme is the Badan Rehabilitasidan Rekonstruksi (BRR) NAD-Nias, the Government authority responsible foroverall reconstruction efforts in Aceh and Nias. The Programme is working withover 50 partners, including national and local Government departments, local andinternational NGOs, private sector firms, and UN agencies, towards achieving theprogramme's objectives and supporting the recovery process in Aceh and Nias.Programme Strategy & PrioritiesWhile the early focus of the ERTR Programme was on emergency response actions– including clean up efforts, recovery of victims' bodies, immediate employmentand emergency shelter – the Programme quickly sought to support an earlytransition to rehabilitation and recovery support. The Programme was designed toserve as a link between immediate short-term and longer-term recovery and developmentactivities, in order to promote sustainable recovery from the crisis.The Programme has a four-prong strategy addressing the following developmentoutputs, and corresponding to the four UNDP projects submitted in the flash appeal:ERTR Programme Components1. Immediate employment and rehabilitationthrough cash for work2. Recovery of livelihoods3. Recovery of housing, settlements andassociated infrastructure4. Strengthening governance capacity forsustainable recovery and risk-reductionFlash Appeal Project NamesRestoration of minor infrastructureEmergency Livelihoods Rehabilitation Project inTsunami Affected AreasNAD Housing Rehabilitation ProjectStrengthening Local Organizations for implementingdisaster recovery projects2

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