The institutional structures and systems which support disaster risk reduction processes and programmes at national and regional levels. A National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a nationally owned multi-stakeholder governance mechanism for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.
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...
External Online Resources
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.