VFL 2019 is currently being rolled out, and one of the first countries to start survey collection has been the National Coordination Organisation (NCO) Manadisaster Organization in Rwanda. We spoke with the country legal representative of Manadisaster, Jean de Dieu Musengamana, about his experience with the programme so far.
Heavy rain, thunderstorms, landslides, droughts and windstorms have claimed over 2000 lives in Rwanda over the last three years – in addition to the damage done to properties, plantations and other assets.
It was against this backdrop that Manadisaster – an organisation that has been working in the field of disaster awareness, preparedness, recovery and mitigation and climate change adaptation in Rwanda since 2012 – decided to get involved in VFL 2019.
The organisation saw VFL 2019 as an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between government and vulnerable civil society groups in the area of disaster risk reduction and resilience.