The set of capacities needed to generate and disseminate timely and meaningful warning information to enable individuals, communities and organizations threatened by a hazard to prepare and to act appropriately and in sufficient time to reduce the possibility of harm or loss
17 May 2013, Huffington Post
Success of disaster risk reduction 'depends heavily on how well disaster risk is understood. City planners, for instance, play important roles through risk-based territorial planning, enforcement of building standards, early warning systems, and emergency response plans,' writes Francis Ghesquiere, head of the GFDRR Secretariat on the pages of his Huffingtonpost blog...
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