Disaster Risk Reduction, Governance & Mainstreaming01 Oct 2010
“There is now international acknowledgement that efforts to reduce disaster risks must be systematically integrated into policies, plans and programmes for sustainable development and poverty reduction... Sustainable development, poverty reduction, good governance and disaster risk reduction are mutually supportive objectives and in order to meet the challenges ahead, accelerated efforts must be made.”- Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.
Governance is the umbrella under which disaster risk reduction takes place. The existence of public awareness, political will and sufficient capacity are key to making disaster risk reduction (DRR) an underlying principle in all relevant development sectors. With its significant experience in DRR, democratic governance, and development, UNDP is taking forward the practical and conceptual work on DRR governance and mainstreaming.