The process by which people, organizations and society systematically stimulate and develop their ability over time to achieve social and economic goals, including through improvement of knowledge, skills, systems, and institutions - within a wider social and cultural enabling environment.
25 Mar 2015, IIED
'The new framework does specifically acknowledge the role of local governments in risk reduction, and the importance of tackling disaster risks in urban areas...From the perspective of local government, it means learning from other cities through exchanges that build the capacity of local government and people to take action in their city', writes Cassidy Johnson...
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Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.
Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.