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Implementation guide on man-made and technological hazards

This guide will help improve the understanding of technological hazard management as it relates to disaster risk reduction. The guide will discuss technological hazard management at different scales, discuss opportunities for DRR interventions focusing on links between technological and natural hazards and share case studies from existing policies and practices. It aims to provide guidance to central government disaster risk reduction focal points to assist in the application of these case studies in development at all levels and in all sectors.


    Man-made/technological hazards

    This public review version of the guideline is the product of literature reviews, discussions and contributions from diverse stakeholders, as well as UNISDR-nominated experts.

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Concept note

  • The Sendai Framework has a wider scope, encompassing the risk caused by natural or man-made hazards, as well as related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks. The framework aims to ensure multi-hazard management of disaster risk, including man-made hazards is factored in development at all levels as well as within and across all sectors with engagement from all of society.

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