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Capacity Development

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.

Photo by Flickr user Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Ben Reese, AusAID representative learns first-hand the processes of reconstructing a school building in an effort to make it more earthquake proof. CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10703119813/

Australian expertise could help prevent another earthquake disaster

28 Apr 2015, Fifth Estate, the

An Australian earthquake engineer has called on the Australian federal government to provide building expertise to Nepal, reports the Fifth Estate. 'What the people need is education and demonstrations on how to make their buildings more resilient before they rebuild. Some good Australian reinforcing steel would be very useful – that and the tools to use it to reinforce their masonry buildings'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.2 [PDF, 110Kb]Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities
  • Indicator 5.1 [PDF, 98Kb]Strong policy, technical and institutional capacities and mechanisms for disaster risk management, with a disaster risk reduction perspective are in place

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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.