Mountain partners: Applying ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) for sustainable and resilient development planning in the Koh-E Baba mountains, Afghanistan

United Nations Environment Programme (2016)

This case study documents the experience, results and lessons of the Eco-DRR demonstration project in Afghanistan, which was implemented in three valleys of the Koh-e Baba Mountain area. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce harsh winter, flood and avalanche risks by promoting improved ecosystem management through a landscape approach. This approach entails bottom-up development planning, which takes into account environmental sustainability and disaster risk reduction, starting from villages and moving up to the entire landscape of the Koh-e Baba Mountains.

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