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other districts next year. UNDP has also procured 30 whiteboards for distributionto IDPs areas, to be used both as a regular notice-board for posters, but also aplace where information can be added by the community or visiting organizationsthemselves.Environmental InitiativesThe capacity of local government and BRR will be further enhanced through twoenvironmental initiatives. One aims to establish an instrument (SENRA – StrategicEnvironmental and Natural Resource Assistance) to assist BRR and others in assessingthe cumulative environmental impact of the many recovery projects to beimplemented and the agency to potentially harmful results requiring attention. Thisactivity will be implemented through an LOA with BAPPENAS, which will collaboratewith BRR and several other partners in the region.A second initiative is designed to quickly enhance the capacity of local governmentenvironmental units (BAPEDALDAs) and other agencies to adopt and applymodified procedures for assessing the environmental impact of proposed recoveryprojects. The aim is to streamline the process of completing environmental impactassessments (EIAs) in order to minimise delays in implementing the large numberof projects for rehabilitation and reconstruction, most urgently for 84 priority projects.This initiative will be implemented through an LOA with the Ministry ofEnvironment (KLH).Disaster ManagementTo reduce the risk of further loss of life and property from natural disasters,UNDP is undertaking a number of initiatives related to disaster mitigation andpreparedness. UNDP has a national programme in disaster management, intowhich the ERTR programme is linked. This includes support for the developmentand passage of national legislation on preparedness and mitigation of natural disasters.Also included is the dissemination of best practices for construction in areaswhere the risk of natural hazards is high.The ERTR programme is also working with UNESCO to assist the national Meteorologicaland Geophysical Agency (BMG) and other government institutions tocreate a nationally integrated system to provide early warning of potential tsunamisto local government. This project is helping local government to develop proceduresfor conveying this information to local communities, to promote communityawareness and preparedness, and to undertake other steps to minimize potentialrisks.The ERTR programme is also developing an activity to strengthen disaster preparednessat the community level. Outputs aim to propagate best practices, educatestakeholders, and establish pilot models for managing community risk. A Requestfor Proposals process has been undertaken and contracting is in process for an implementingagent to deliver this programme.33

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