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Civil Society/NGOs

The role of civil society and/or non-governmental organizations in advocating disaster risk reduction, particularly to the international community, local and national government, and in strengthening capacities to reduce community risk and vulnerability from natural hazards.

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Zimbabwe: Zim ups disaster management

27 Jun 2016, All Africa

The Zimbabwe government is developing a satellite generated flood management framework aimed at establishing proactive disaster risk management systems that will also influence future infrastructure development. The framework is informed by previous flooding disasters such as the Tokwe Mukosi floods in 2014, where hundreds of people were affected and others displaced.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities

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