Letter of Government of Kyrgyzstan on establishment of the National Platform for DRR. During the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland, the Kyrgyz Republic has announced the establishment of the Kyrgyz National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The establishment of the National Platform in the Kyrgyz Republic became possible due to the active participation of the government and interested parties in the disaster risk management process. The technical assistance has been kindly provided by the UNDP Kyrgyzstan under the Sixth DIPECHO Action Plan: Enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Capacities in Central Asia.
NP DRR is a structure established and coordinated by the Kyrgyz Government involving interested parties.
The main objective of it is to establish effective disaster risk management mechanism, develop and integrate program-targeted risk reduction activities into the national country development programs. NP DRR is targeted to advance and implement DRR policies at all levels, coordination, analysis and consultation in the key sectors, which require joint and coordinated actions involving all parties. NP DRR will provide for a process to involve all parties, including state authorities, local administrations, international organizations, non-government organizations, civil society.
The Secretariat has been established to provide organizational and technical support for the Inter-ministerial Commission on Civil Protection of the Kyrgyz Republic, which includes the heads of ministries, state committees and administrative agencies in order to address issues of interaction of this commission, and support for the Disaster Response Coordination Unit, which is represented by international organizations and civil society.
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