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Law 2003-010 National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2003
According to the law, risk management and disaster fits into the overall framework of activities relating to civil protection and security. The guiding principles are: guarantee the protection of the population and of the environment; improve the resilience of the population in cases of risks and catastrophes; and develop conditions to reduce the vulnerability of the population - although there is no explicit mention of climate change adaptation.
 The law provides mechanisms and measures to safeguard hazards and disasters. The strategy for DRC is based on preventive measures, warning, preparation, management, relief, recovery, reconstruction and development.
 The institutional structure for DRM activities includes: the National Council for Disaster Risk Management, a high level co-ordination and strategic decision-making body that is presided over by the Prime Minister and comprised of ministerial representatives; and the National Office for Disaster Risk Management, under the Ministry of Interior. The law calls for the decentralization of DRM responsibilities to the regional, district and commune level.
 The SNGRC is currently being revised.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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