TINADA Youth Organisation executive director

Disaster Risk Reduction

TINADA is Giving attention to climate change - environmental degradation, planetary boundaries, food security public health emergencies, drought and floods, peace and security, resilient cities, displacement and environmental restoration. We focus on strategies that reduce occurrence and impact of floods and droughts. The organization will also engage the stakeholders to strengthen resilience of individuals and communities to occurrence of floods and droughts. Improving the knowledge of communities and stakeholders on loss and damage as well as reducing loss in the food systems to reduce risk of hunger as a result of disaster. Importantly, the TINADA will also look at cultural and heritage around conservation promoting use of indigenous knowledge for environmental protection for DRR.

Kenya experiences a number of natural hazards; the most common are weather related, including floods, droughts, landslides, and strong winds. Others include disease and epidemics, road accidents, fires and conflict. In the recent past these hazards have increased in number, frequency and complexity. The level of their impact has also become severe with loss of human and animal life, loss of livelihoods, destruction of infrastructure, and displacement among others.

There have been several challenges hindering the response to disaster vulnerability such as poor governance systems, lack of integrity, dependence/over-reliance on donor support for mitigation. The abandonment of cultural traditions and norms such as taking care of mother nature and adopting negative modernization that result in man-made disasters such as increased industrial pollution, deforestation and rural-urban migration

TINADA Youth Organisation executive director

TINADA focus

  1. Improved community engagement to ensure relevant mechanims are in place to prevent, respond and mitigate the effects of disasters
  2. Enhanced DRR interventions to reduce exposure and vulnerability, thus preventing the creation of new disaster risks, and accountability for disaster risk creation
  3. Substantially reduced disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services with special attention to health and educational facilities

TINADA aims to promote community engagement in ensuring that mechanisms are put in place to prevent and respond to disasters. We aim to strengthen the inclusion and collaboration between at-risk people, civil society and government. The whole process will mostly be led by local actors themselves, whose capacity will be built to monitor and utilize local risk information in preventing and responding to disasters.

1. Drought and floods: - Promote drought reduction and flood control measures.
Specific objectives Expected Outcomes
1.1. Support interventions that address and reduce drought level within Arid & Semi-arid Areas and Lake Victoria ecosystem.

❖Increased forest cover

❖Enhanced climate change mitigation

❖Improved food production leading to food security

1.2. Support interventions that address flood control and management within Lake Victoria Region.

❖Reduced flood related disasters

❖Improved disaster preparedness

1.3. Promote community of practice models to strengthen climate change resilience of vulnerable families

❖Improved community of practice

❖Enhanced resilience to climate change.

❖Increased food security

2. Disaster displacement: To avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change.
2.1. Improve the understanding of loss and damage related to displacement in the context of climate change.

❖Increased knowledge application on loss and damage

❖efficient compensation on loss and damage.

2.2. Improve risk information on disaster displacement to support evidence-based policy making and planning.

❖Decisions made using displacement risk assessment data

❖Efficient resource allocation on disaster management

2.3. Enhance preparedness to address displacement in disasters related to climate change.

❖Prompt, effective and safe disaster response

❖Increased number of communities resilient to disasters

2.4. Integrate resilience displacement and mobility issues into policies and plans

❖Available policies on loss and damage.

❖Effective policy implementation and tracking

2.5. Improve access to funding to address challenges and impacts related to displacement in the context of climate change.

❖Increase resource allocation on climate change action

❖Enhanced climate action among CSOs, right holders and county governments and donors.

2.6. Achieving sustainable waste management

❖Improved sustainable waste management

2.7 Establish and operationalize a strong cities network

❖Operationalized city plan used by stakeholders

2.8 Support household food security to build resilience, survive shocks, and develop diversified livelihoods

❖Increased food production and security

❖Enhance resilience community of practice models

2.9. Enhance capacities of small-scale farmers and small-scale traders to reduce post-harvest and food waste.

❖Increased food security and nutrition

3. Restoration and conservation of Traditional Culture –for improved Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)and Climate Change
3.1. Facilitate a comprehensive Cultural Heritage disaster risk assessment of risk with focus to DRR

❖Cultural heritage is restored and conserved for improved DRR and climate change

3.2. Enhance public knowledge on cultural heritage based on climate action, conservation and disaster risk reduction.

❖Increased preservation of positive cultural heritage

❖Improved practice and use of traditional culture addressing disaster climate change risks.

3.3. Enhance the documentation of positive traditions for conservation and protection.

❖Enhance use of positive traditional knowledge into conservation and protection of the environment.