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National Disaster Management Policy

legislation type Executive
DRM/DRR Framework
Passed in 2012
This policy establishes an institutional and operational framework to reduce disaster risk, and it aims to build a resilient community in the context of sustainable development. It should prevent disasters from reversing current and future development gains, which would prevent the country from achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Specifically this policy seeks: i) To create a foundation for the development of an effective and functional legal, institutional framework and good governance for disaster risk management (DRM) ii) To provide the basis for sound DRM national and local organization, capacity enhancement and clear allocation of roles and responsibilities; iii) To provide overall direction for integrating disaster risk reduction into development, recovery and humanitarian response policy and plans; iv) To contribute to national risk management applications for sustainable national development; and v) To strengthen disaster preparedness for effective emergency and recovery response.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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