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Kenya: National disaster response plan

This plan seeks to advance the activities that fall under Priority Area Number Five of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, which seeks, to “building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters by strengthening disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels.

This plan serves to confirm the arrangements in Kenya to effectively address disaster response issues in order to lessen the impact of the disasters once they occur. 

The responsibility for the implementation of the plan is that of the ministry for state for special programmes in conjunction with national disaster operation centre. There will be an established system providing operational concepts and procedures associated with day-to-day operational response to emergencies by respective departments when disaster strikes. This will contain hazard specific and departmental or thematic contingency plans and emergency procedures in the event of a disaster, providing for:

  • The allocation of responsibilities to the various role players and coordination in the carrying out of those responsibilities;
  • Effective early warning linked to early response and relief;
  • Early recovery linked to longer-term development after disaster.
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The aim of this plan is to establish an understanding of the structure and operating procedures for addressing all aspects of disaster preparedness and response in Kenya. This plan seeks to ensure that disaster preparedness for response is carried in a coordinated and collaborative manner, ensuring the greatest protection of life, property, health and environment.

Keywords

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

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/60668

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