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Joint Programme for Resilience

During conflicts, natural disasters and public health emergencies, sexual and reproductive health needs are often overlooked – with staggering consequences. When an emergency strikes, UNFPA prioritizes its work on reaching the most vulnerable, particularly pregnant and lactating women and girls of reproductive age, by providing them with the necessary items to fulfill their basic needs in the midst of the crisis. 
UNFPA Sri Lanka, with a grant in aid of USD 125,000 from the UN JPO is implementing a 3-year project to ensure National and sub-national authorities involved in disaster risk management are able to effectively respond to disasters.

As a joint programme, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP, focus on 3 objectives which are: 

Objective 1: To strengthen the capacity of government authorities, women, children and vulnerable communities on emergency preparedness and response to promote community resilience and meaningful engagement in disaster preparedness and response. 
Objective 2:  To improve the use of risk-informed programme planning and budgeting processes to strengthen community and sectoral resilience against climate-related hazards and increased climate variability 
Objective 3: To ensure effective humanitarian leadership along the continuum of Response to Resilience

UNFPA’s focus however remains with Objective 1, Output 1.1.2,

Government institutions and systems at the national and sub-national level are strengthened to deliver universal Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and integrated gender-based violence prevention and response systems.
Provide technical support and equipment to engage in remote referral and counselling and mapping of relevant SGBV prevention and response actors/ services providers and developing standard operating procedures for addressing GBV in Emergency affected areas including referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination and monitoring/evaluation. 

Conduct capacity building programmes at all levels and across all sectors of interventions to effectively address SRHR and SGBV during emergencies.
Provide technical support to review and integrate SGBV and SRHR in disaster risk reduction plans and systems.