Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Thailand just experienced it's worst natural disaster in more than 60 years. More than 1 million people or more are affected annually by droughts or floods. Natural disasters and conflicts are among the two greatest threats to progress in human development, and it is a core part of our work in Thailand. Our early recovery work is based on carefully conducted joint needs assessments and acts as a bridge between humanitarian and longer-term development efforts.

Our Goals

UNDP works in Thailand with national partners like the Thai Red Cross and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on early recovery efforts. We also provide technical and financial support to the wider UN system to incorporate elements of crisis prevention and timely recovery support. more

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Conflict Resolution Through Dialogue

UNDP helped build stronger relationships between communities and reduced social tensions in Northern Thailand through practical tools and techniques.

Our Stories

  • IN THAILAND, SEVERE FLOODING HAS KILLED MORE THAN 280 PEOPLE AND AFFECTED MORE THAN 2 MILLION OTHERS – INCLUDING THIS MAN IN BANGKOK – SINCE 25 JULY THIS YEAR. (PHOTO: SHERMAINE HO/IRIN)

    UNDP beefs up capacity to deal with severe flooding in Thailand

    BANGKOK – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has expressed deep concern and offered support to the Government of Thailand as the country battles severe floodingmore

Building Social Cohesion: The Case of Mae Hong Son

A UNDP THAILAND FILM ABOUT BUILDING MORE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES.

Projects and Initiatives

STEP Project

Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project

UNDP is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to enhance community empowerment and public participation in local governance processes in Southern Thailand, focusing on capacity development of community-based organizations and local government.

Mae Hong Son

Integrated Community Development for Livelihoods and Social Cohesion in Mae Hong Son Province

UNDP supported a project aimed at improving the lives of the population of Mae Hong Son province by supporting and enhancing the livelihood of its local communities. Mae Hong Son is the poorest province in Thailand with the country’s lowest Human Development Index (National Human Development Report 2007). It is also home to a diverse population, including a large number of displaced people from Myanmar and other areas. Due to scarce resources, economic opportunities are few, and basic services including housing, transportation, communication, education and health are often inadequate. The situation in the province can therefore give rise to possible tensions over unequal and poor access to services as well as finite natural resources.

Human Security, Today and Tomorrow

As a part of the 2009 National Human Development Report, UNDP in Thailand examines six aspects of human security through the lens of the Thai people. (Thai language only)

Community Security and Social Cohesion
Towards a UNDP Approach

UNDP has prioritized community security and social cohesion. To help guide UNDP’s evolving work in this area, the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) has produced a paper to provide a conceptual framework and common understanding to support the design and implementation of effective programmes.

Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster Risk Reduction Handbook

This Thai-language handbook on Disaster Risk Reduction, produced by UNDP Thailand and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), aims to reduce the impact of future disasters on Thai people.