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Disaster Risk Management

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

Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire - Opinion

20 Aug 2014, SciDevNet

'If development goals aim for adaptation only, without aiming for disaster risk reduction across all hazards, then resilience cannot be achieved,' warns Ilan Kelman in his opinion piece in SciDevNet. He argues that 'Placing climate change within the wider contexts of disaster, development and sustainability will tackle both adaptation and mitigation, but not at the expense of other concerns'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.1 [PDF, 136Kb]National policy and legal framework for disaster risk reduction exists with decentralised responsibilities and capacities at all levels
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes
  • 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
  • Indicator 5.2 [PDF, 99Kb]Disaster preparedness plans and contingency plans are in place at all administrative levels, and regular training drills and rehearsals are held to test and develop disaster response programmes.
  • Indicator 5.4 [PDF, 88Kb]Procedures are in place to exchange relevant information during hazard events and disasters, and to undertake post-event reviews

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