Disaster Mitigation Policy & Disaster Risk Reduction & Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005-2015

The National Disaster mitigation policy and disaster risk management strategy focuses on reducing disaster risk throughout the country through establishment of appropriate institutional and legislative mechanism and people centered early warning system. Knowledge, public awareness and education to improve disaster awareness, planning for effective preparedness and recovery and identification of risks and hazards are the key elements of existing disaster management strategies and policies. The climate change policy would complement the efforts of the National Disaster Centre in hazard assessment and facilitate instituting a national program to address identified threats and risks arising from climate change. The policy will also advise to integrate climate change concerns in all the disaster risk management actions.