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  • Buchanam City Corporation BCC
    Tubman Street, Grand Bassa County
    Buchanam City
    Liberia

    Email: mssbll1@gmail.com
    Phone: +231 886 516551

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Buchanam City Corporation (BCC)

Governmental

Keeping the city clean from hazardous such as solid waste and garbages as well as reducing the impact of sea erosion

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Mission

Keeping the city clean from hazardous such as solid waste and garbages as well as reducing the impact of sea erosion

Disaster Reduction Goal

-keeping the city clean of waste and garbages
-plan and programme to equip and bring the city to modren standard
-keeping the city ordience

Policies and Programmes in DRR

-the government has a draft policy on disaster risk management
-as soon as this policy is approved by the government, it will be possible to enforce all actors to plan & mainstream disaster risk management activities in sectoral plans

Membership in Key Networks

-the government at national level has different networks to coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders on activities related to disaster management

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

Make Disaster Risk Reduction a Priority
-the city has placed a mechanism to allocate few budget to move vulnerable communities to safe place. This activity is top priority in the city

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Know the Risks and Take Action
-the risks are clear. Most disaster risks are related to sea erosion. Communities that live along the coastal areas are always vulnerable to sea erosion. In most case it destroys structures that are located along the sea coastal areas

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Build Understanding and Awareness
-Due to the awareness campaign conducted in the communities, most members of the community have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to move in a safe place

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Reduce Risk
-the process have not started

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

Be Prepared and Ready to Act
-the City is prepared and ready to Act on disaster risks. The city is always living with risks such as sea erosion. But, we are trying to reduce the impact of sea erosion on vulnerable communities by conducting awareness campaign

Other activities

We are still working to reduce problems related to avoid solid waste in the city

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

-the National Disaster Relief Commission (NDRC) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) is the focal institution for coordination of disaster risk management activities in the country

Websites

-www.mia.gov.lr
-www.emanshion.gov.lr

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  • Tubman Street, Grand Bassa County Buchanam City Liberia

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