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The National Disaster Management Policy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2012
 This policy establishes the guiding principles for disaster risk management (DRM) in Rwanda by presenting the institutional structures, roles, responsibilities, authorities and key processes to increase the resilience of vulnerable groups to disasters. This documents amends and replaces the 2009 National Disaster Management Policy.The natural hazards in Rwanda identified by the policy are floods, landslides and mudflows, volcanic activity, drought, food security, earthquakes, fires, and epidemics.

 The main objectives are 1) to strengthen the legal and institutional framework for the management of disasters, 2) the promotion of disaster awareness, 3) to ensure that institutions and DRM activities are coordinated and are focused to foster partnerships between the government and other stakeholders at all levels (international, regional, sub-regional Eastern African, national and sub-national bodies).


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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