In cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the project aims to systematically incorporate DRM– and climate adaptation measures into their processes of structuring, preparing and assessing public investment projects. In this, GIDRM supports the development of methodologies and processes for a) prioritizing the projects that require an in-depth disaster risk analysis, and for b) integrating risk mitigation and climate change adaptation measures into the prioritized projects. These activities, while spearheaded by the Finance Ministry, are implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry for Communication and Transport as the pilot sector as well as the National Disaster Prevention Centre in order to make use of existing resources, processes and capacities, and thus foster coherence. Additionally, with the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, the GIDRM is working to integrate the requirements of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction into the national sustainability strategy and its implementation.
GIDRM-LAC supports the Investment Unit-SHCP in develop successful approaches to integrate disaster risk management into public investment decisions through risk information and systems owned by Mexico. Likewise, by developing methodologies and guidelines required by the sectors to present their investment projects to request budget from the Investment Unit. By December 2018, two documents were published:
Based on the above-mentioned publications, three road projects will be selected to pilot. The decision will be made with the Investment Unit-SHCP, the Under Ministry of Infrastructure of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED, by its initials in Spanish) and GIDRM-LAC.
The work with the Investment Unit-SHCP will contribute to Mexican reporting of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, particularly the goal on “substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, including through developing their resilience by 2030.