Sikkim / Disaster

State Brief Introduction

The state of Sikkim is a multi-hazard prone state. Every year, it is affected by landslides, flash floods, hailstorms and heavy precipitation. It also lies in a seismically sensitive zone and has experienced major earthquake events.

UNDP’s interventions in the disaster sector aim to enhance adaptive capacity to prevent climate change-induced disasters in the state of Sikkim. Implementing recommendations from the Sikkim State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), pilot interventions focus on reducing vulnerabilities of communities from climate-induced Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), research multi hazard risks and vulnerabilities, and create model gram panchayat units which have enhanced adaptive capacities to respond to climate-induced disasters. These strategies focus on awareness and resilience through a multi-stakeholder approach.

UNDP is partnering with the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) and other relevant line departments to implement these interventions and make the disaster sector more climate-resilient.