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Disaster profile

Montenegro is exposed to seismic hazards, especially along the coast, the Zeta-Skadar depression and the Berane basin. Around 40 percent of country’s territory is within a zone of anticipated seismic intensity, greater or equal to magnitude 8 on the Richter scale. This affects around 60 percent of the country’s population. Meteorological hazards in Montenegro include floods and drought. Average annual losses from major disasters comprise 1.6 percent of GDP (according EM-DAT).

CADRI Support to Montenegro

The capacity assessment mission in Montenegro was organised in support of the South East Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme, for which UNDP, WMO, ISDR, and World Bank collaborated in their respective areas of comparative advantage. Similar capacity assessment missions are also conducted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (as per UNSC resolution 1244), Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The capacity assessment complemented the needs assessment conducted in 2010 in all beneficiary countries of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, a funding mechanism of the European Union.

The Capacity Assessment was conducted using the CADRI methodology according to the five Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) priority areas, namely:

  • institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction
  • risk identification, assessment and communication
  • knowledge, training and education
  • reducing underlying risk factors
  • enhancing disaster preparedness and response capacities

The results of the DRR capacity assessment contributed to the development of national components as part of the regional capacity development component of the SEEDRMAP.