Latin America & The Caribbean
Bolivia, one of the poorest country in the region, has a great diversity of ecosystems, making it highly exposed to various hazards. Floods, droughts and landslides regularly occur in the Altiplano and plains, while landslides, floods and moderate seismic activity can be found in the mountain ranges and the sub-Andean zone. Climate change has led to glacial melt with a direct impact on water availability for the rural and urban livelihoods. Recurrent droughts, floods, forest fires have a devastating impact on the poorest of the poor. Extractive industries also generate environmental and health risk.
In 2019, at the request of the Civil Defense and Ministry of Planning, the CADRI Partnership methodology was applied to facilitate a multisectoral diagnosis of the DRM system with the support of the Humanitarian Country Team. The diagnosis covers eight critical sectors: agriculture and food security, health, education, WASH, mining, environment, water resource management and protection. The capacity diagnosis was updated in 2021 to integrate lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. It informed the development of the national DRR strategy 2022-2030.