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National Disaster Risk Management Act 2016

legislation type Executive
DRM/DRR Framework
Passed in 2017
The National Disaster Risk Management Act establishes the measures to ensure an effective disaster management for Nauru. 

The purposes of the act are the following: 1) to mitigate the potential adverse effects of an event, to prepare managing the effects of an event and to effectively respond to and revocer from a disaster; 2) to provide procedures for effective coordination of international disaster relief assistance.

To achieve these, the act sets the following measures: 1) to establish community disaster management committees; 2) to prepare national disaster management plans and guidelines; 3) to prepare agency or departmental disaster risk management plans; 4) to ensure that communities receive appropriate information about preparing, responding to and recovering from a disaster; 5) to establish the Department of National Emergency Services, the National Disaster Risk Management Council, the National Emergency Operation Centre and the National Controller. 


from the Grantham Research Institute
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