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The UNISDR secretariat launches this new publication featuring nine National Platform case studies in an effort to inspire and support the birth of new National Platforms, and also to strengthen existing ones. Governments increasingly recognize the need for comprehensive multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral national coordinating mechanisms - National Pl…
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2 October 2008
Disasters put development at risk and development choices can likewise generate new disaster risks, The increasing interest of ECOWAS member states in disaster risk reduction has mainly been driven by efforts to fulfill its peace and security mandate, including the management of humanitarian outcomes of conflicts. The focused attention on disaster issue…
… The present Guidelines aim to help make disaster risk reduction and assessment a routine part of development planning and resource …
… of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of … of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to …