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Preparedness in Practice

The occurrences and effects of natural disasters in various parts of the world have shown the necessity to intensify mutual cooperation among the disaster management stakeholders to reduce the impact of potential disasters. The impact of disasters can be reduced by adopting preventive measures and such measures should be taken from the government as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in due time. For this the government and the NGOs should work in close cooperation and coordination. For an effective disaster mitigation, early warning system, insurance system, emergency rescue and relief operation, rehabilitation and recovery plans should involve activities such as training, post-disaster evaluation, monitoring of relief works, review and cooperation and coordination of central, district and local level preparedness, rehabilitation, reconstruction and research works. To accomplish these goals, political determination, pragmatic policy formulation and implementation, public awareness raising programs and people's participation are highly needed.
Author: Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal
Language: English
Pubished By: Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal
Pubished date: 2007

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