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Federated States of Micronesia National Disaster Response Plan 2016

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2017
The National Disaster Response Plan, adopted in 2017, provides for the establishment of national institutional arrangements for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) government for responding to emergency and disaster events within the country.

It includes arrangements for preparedness, monitoring for potential events and response at the national level to manage national level events and support state level events. It also outlines arrangements to guide state disaster response plans and their connection to the national level arrangements. It includes provisions for accessing international support.

This Plan contains 3 parts:
  1. Policies, Principles and Purposes
  2. Institutional Arrangements for Disaster Management
  3. Operational Arrangements for Disaster Management

Part 1 sets out the policies, principles and purposes. The purposes of this Plan, as set out in section 16, are to:

  • Detail high-level institutional arrangements for the overview and implementation of disaster management in FSM;
  • Set explicit operational structures for disaster response management at the national level for supporting state emergencies and disasters and for managing national-level events;
  • Outline operational structures for disaster response management at the state level for supporting arrangements at the municipal, village and outlying islands levels;
  • Allocate roles and accountabilities for disaster response management to agencies across sectors and levels of government including civil society and the private sector;
  • Promote arrangements in disaster response management that are gender and child specific, which address the needs of marginalised and vulnerable groups and provide for the involvement of women;
  • Set arrangements for disaster response management that recognise the changing scope of the FSM/ USA Compact and the wider Pacific regional associations.

Part 2 of this Plan establishes the institutional arrangements of the National Disaster Committee (NDC) responsible to the President for establishing and overseeing disaster management arrangements for preparedness and response to disasters. The NDC is responsible for facilitating planning at the national and sector levels and for supporting and guiding state development of State Disaster Response Plans, including at the municipal, village and outlying island levels. 

Part 3 sets out the operational arrangements for disaster management.


from the Grantham Research Institute
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