This report provides an overview of the existing institutional system for disaster management at national, division/state, district and township levels in Myanmar. It also includes a brief of Myanmar's global and regional disaster risk reduction commitments.
The document is divided into nine chapters which: (i) provides an overview of the geographical location of Myanmar, description of administrative units and information on population, physical features, climate and economy; (ii) profiles nine hazards to which Myanmar is vulnerable, namely fire including forest fire, earthquake, cyclone, storm surge, tsunami, landslide, floods and drought, including identification of highly vulnerable areas, major past disasters and hazard maps; (iii) captures commitment of the Government of the Union of Myanmar to global and regional declarations on Disaster Management, including the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iv) forms the main body of the document and describes the existing institutional arrangement at the national level for disaster management; (v) profiles selected Ministries and Departments in context of disaster management; (vi) deals with institutional arrangement for disaster management at the Divisional level; (vii) captures the institution arrangement for disaster management at the district level; (viii) profiles the institutional set-up for disaster management at township level and eight townships; and (ix) concludes with an overview of the institutional arrangements for disaster management in Myanmar at national, division, state, district, township and village tract levels. It also includes recommendations for further strengthening of the existing institutional arrangements for disaster management.
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