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
22 Jan 2015, UNISDR
'The Hyogo Framework for Action has laid solid foundations for building resilience to disasters”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Many thousands of people are alive today thanks to better early warning systems, improved weather forecasting, better education on risk and a greater understanding of the dangers posed by natural hazards.'...
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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.