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Issue brief - Disaster risk governance

Source(s):  United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters (UNDP)

This brief defines disaster risk governance as the way in which the authorities, public servants, media, private sector, and civil society coordinate in communities, and on regional and national levels in order to manage and reduce disaster and climate related risks. It (i) describes the links between disaster risk reduction and governance; (ii) positions disaster risk reduction into development through 'mainstreaming' and climate change adaptation; (iii) introduces UNDP's framework providing practical guidance to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; (iv) presents UNDP's approach in disaster risk reduction.

It demonstrates how UNDP: (v) puts into practice the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation mainstreaming framework in its programme countries, such as Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru; (vi) supports organizational/institutional development in countries like former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi and Mozambique; (vii) supports advocacy and knowledge management for disaster risk reduction in Guatemala, Jordan and Kenya, among others; (viii) supports the implementation of disaster risk reduction activities in Armenia, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Haiti, Philippines and South Asia; and (ix) supports participation in disaster risk reduction in countries like Iran and Kyrgyzstan. It also highlights UNDP's strategic partnerships to further enhance its country level work on risk governance and mainstreaming, and gives an overview of UNDP's work in disaster risk reduction in 60 high-risk countries.

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  • Issue brief - Disaster risk governance
  • Publication date 2012
  • Number of pages 4 p.

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