The project was officially launched on 28th of September 2017 by Secretary to the Vice President and Commissioner for Disaster Management Affairs, Mr. Clement W.S. Chinthu Phiri. Following the launch of the project a Project Coordination Unit has been established and all the key positions for the PCU has been filled. Meetings were held in 21 districts to brief the district officials on the project and its implementation strategy and the expected results. The sensitization meetings enhanced the understanding of district level officials about their roles in project implementation.