Disaster Risk Reduction activities17 Dec 2013
The post-Yolanda recovery work is clearly an opportunity to renew engagement on disaster risk reduction issues not just in the affected areas but also in the entire country as a whole, and both at the national policy level and in terms of local level programming.
In the short and medium term, the recovery programme offers specific opportunities to implement risk reduction activities. The experience gained from this effort can inform the development of a larger national scale disaster risk reduction effort.
- To inform post-Yolanda recovery efforts with disaster risk assessments, with a view to building disaster resilience
- To strengthen Early Warning Systems (EWS), including community level response mechanisms for hydro-meteorological hazards
- To integrate disaster risk reduction concerns in the post-disaster recovery of all main sectors
- To implement hazard specific mitigation measures