Incentivize dissemination and application of lessons learned.
Following the flood, many government departments, INGOs and NGOs conducted assessments and workshops to review the lessons that were learned. However, the lessons identified in these workshops need to be learned and implemented. Previous mistakes must not be repeated or amplified. In the aftermath of major disasters, it is of importance that all those involved conduct a critical review of actions and results. People need to be prepared to substantially restructure those approaches, plans and policies that proved problematic. Opportunities to learn must span national, regional, district, community levels, and include all organizations and sectors. The people involved need to be transparent, open-minded and willing to act on what is learned. This can be incentivized by introducing mechanisms that promote accountability and transparency.