Bhutan

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The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), a multi-donor partnership hosted by the World Bank, has known for years how important it is to adopt a more proactive approach to disaster risk management.
World Bank, the
Preventing glacial lake outburst floods in the Third Pole, a look at action in Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
In 2022, the world saw floods in Pakistan, droughts in the Horn of Africa, and hurricanes in the Caribbean. With each new day comes yet another headline pointing to a climate disaster unfolding somewhere in the world.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters

DRR Community in Bhutan

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Governance

Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal PointMinistry of Home and Cultural Affairs - Bhutan

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National policies and plans

2013

The Disaster Risk Management Strategy, (DMSF) is formulated as mandated under clause 11 of the Disaster Management Act of Bhutan 2013and is guided by the Five Year Planning process. The DMSF is envisioned to serve as reference for disaster management by

Ministery of Home and Cultural Affairs, Department of Disaster Management, Bhutan
2006

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) has set the goal of achieving Gross National Happiness through all-round socio-economic development as a priority national objective. In view of the geo-physical location of the country in one of the most seismically

Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs - Bhutan
2016

The purpose of this plan is to ensure that Thimphu Thromde and its partners will be able to deliver prompt, effective and appropriate responses in the aftermath of an earthquake and effectively manage potential humanitarian impacts. The plan will help

Ministery of Home and Cultural Affairs, Department of Disaster Management, Bhutan

Risk and governance profile(s)

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2021
The Government of Bhutan has gained international attention for its policies to address climate change. 
World Bank, the Asian Development Bank
2020
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Bhutan under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction