Disaster Risk Management Policy
Namibia's Disaster Risk Management Policy gives guidelines on how to implement the country's National Disaster Risk Management System. In particular, it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all governmental and non-governmental actors involved in administering the system. It also defines the mandate of the system, its institutional structure, its funding, and its specific objectives and functions.
Its five primary objectives are to:
- Make disaster risk reduction a priority at all levels in Namibia by establishing sound, integrated, and functional legal and institutional capacity within the established National Disaster Risk Management System, to enable the effective application of the concept of total disaster risk management;
- Improve risk identification, assessment and monitoring mechanisms in Namibia;
- Reduce the underlying risk and vulnerability factors by improving disaster risk management applications at all levels;
- Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response and recovery practices at all levels, and;
- Enhance information and knowledge management for disaster risk management.