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
28 Oct 2014, UNISDR AP
"Our course is having an impact in the real world but there is still a lot to be done on awareness of disaster risk measures. Pakistan has strengthened its institutional arrangements and also has good plans but the challenge is implementation and this is because of lack of capacity and lack of awareness”, said Dr Naeem Shahzad, head of the Master Masters of Science in Disaster Management...
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.