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Zimbabwe: National contingency plan 2012-2013

The overall objective of the National Contingency Plan is to help ensure that Government, partners and civil society mount a timely, consistent and coordinated response to anticipated hazards during the 2012–2013 planning period in order to minimise potential humanitarian consequences and initiate linkages for the early recovery of affected communities. 

In this Contingency Plan, four hazards have been highlighted namely: hydro meteorological: drought/dry spells and floods, biological: GTIs and technological: RTAs. The first section provides details on risks, scenarios, planning assumptions and consequences for each of the identified hazards. The second section summarises the coordination and management systems providing details of roles and responsibilities during assessment and coordination.

The third section lays out the activities to be undertaken by different clusters of stakeholders in three major parts of the response namely: preparedness, emergency response and early recovery. The section also includes the important components of information management assessment tools. The section on activities is followed by a series of appendices including emergency stock tables, contact details and assessment tools.

The Contingency Plan is in line with provisions of the draft National Disaster Risk Strategy which is however still awaiting finalisation. This Plan is a living document and while it will be reviewed annually, constant updates by all stakeholders will continue to be provided to address changes in the hazard, risk profile and scenarios.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:Zimbabwe

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/60013

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