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
1 Oct 2014, New Vision, the
Talking at the sixth Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Moses Marwa said: 'Other underlying factors of climatic disasters include poverty, low awareness on disaster risks and weak and uncoordinated policy measures and limited capacities in disaster preparedness'...
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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.