Issue Brief: Disaster Risk Governance
Disaster risk reduction is within the remit of UNDP and attainable when appropriate measures are taken. It is also cost effective, both because it saves millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance, and because it needn’t cost a great deal to implement. For example, a text message to a farmer telling him when and what to plant in view of an impending drought, requires only little investment in sharing of data.
Disaster risk governance refers to the way in which the public authorities, civil servants, media, private sector, and civil society coordinate at community, national and regional levels in order to manage and reduce disaster and climate related risks