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Governance

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.

Japan: Measures need to be reexamined to prepare for major disasters

1 Sep 2015, Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun writes in an opinion piece that Japan should reexamine its preparedness against natural disasters as their occurrence is unpredictable. According to the article, presuming a huge quake occurred under the metropolitan area, a maximum of 23,000 deaths and about 120,000 injuries are projected...


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 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • 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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