Resilience building and disaster response management in the Indian Ocean

Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Ocean

The overall objective of the Resilience building and disaster response management in the Indian Ocean (RDRM-IO) programme is to reduce disaster and climate related losses in the human, economic, social, physical, and environmental assets of Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) member states.

In the context of this programme, a United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) component was launched on 22 March 2022. The objective of this component is to improve Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) understanding and governance capacities of the island states of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles through activities that aim at:

  • Improving the national institutional and operational preparedness for disasters.
  • Assessing, improving, and developing national policies and regulatory frameworks on DRR

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Six fishermen and their fishing net in the Salary lagoon, southwestern Madagascar on July 22, 2016
Man standing in front of a grocery store in Port Louis, Mauritius

Key message framework

The following key message framework will support these groups in implementing the communication strategy:

1. Know your risk

2. Act on risk

Before a hazard emerges

  1. Prevent
  2. Adapt to changing conditions
  3. Be prepared

When a hazard emerges

  • Stay informed
  • Activate your preparedness plan and ensure no one is left behind

3. Act together

Activation toolkit

Social media cards

These social media cards can be personalised and used on your social media to raise awareness on disaster preparedness.

Colouring pages

These colouring pages can be printed and used in pedagogical activities with children to raise awareness on disaster preparedness.


The RDRM-IO is co-funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and implemented by the IOC, PIROI (Plateforme d'Intervention Régionale de l'Océan Indien - French Red Cross) and UNDRR.

EU-IOC logo
UNDRR logo

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