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The National Disaster Management Policy (2015-2020)

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2015
 The 2015-2020 disaster management policy builds on the 2005 policy, and was set out by the government in accordance with the National Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2010.The objectives of the new policy are to promote sustainable development among vulnerable communities and improve their resilience.

Main goals are 1) to develop and implement Disaster Risk Management (DRM) plans, 2)to strengthen horizontal and vertical coordination mechanisms, 3) to develop an integrated disaster risk management information and communication system in order to enhance timely decision making, 4) to establismonitoring and evaluation mechanisms to ensure prudent utilization of resources, 5) to coordinate research and activities relevant to DRM in order to advise the Disaster Management structures at different levels, 6)to provide administrative, logistical and management support services, 7) to put in place appropriate measures to respond to climatic changes such as implementing public educational and information programmes.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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