The systematic process of using administrative directives, organizations, and operational skills and capacities to implement strategies, policies and improved coping capacities in order to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and the possibility of disaster; aims to avoid, lessen or transfer the adverse effects of hazards through activities and measures for prevention, mitigation and preparedness
7 Oct 2015, UNISDR EUR
'Disaster risk management policies are essential to ensure sustainable development and economic growth' says Mr. Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. In addition he said 'The Sendai framework sets the world on a clear path for enhanced disaster resilience. It is now our collective responsibility to implement Sendai. To match words with action.'...
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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.