Disaster Risk Management Disaster Preparedness

 

With more than 80% of Viet Nam’s population living currently at risk from the impacts of natural disasters and infrastructure continuing to concentrate in flood plains and coastal areas, new challenges and complexities require a proactive and long-term strategy which integrates development with disaster risk management and wider climate change adaptation.

As a systematic process, DRM includes measures for the different stages of the disaster event (before, during and after) to reduce vulnerability and improve understanding of disaster risk. This process normally focuses on the local scale where the disaster takes place. As an iterative process, policies and measures should be promoted as to achieve continuous improvement of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery practices to foster human security, well-being and sustainable development.

How are we active in this field?

We focus on strengthening the adaptation and coping capacities from household to national level to withstand the negative effects of flooding. In the field of urban disaster risk, action is taken by:

  • Improving systematic analysis and mapping of flood risk
  • Developing local early warning systems to enable effective preparation
  • Building institutional capacity to implement  preventive measures to mitigate the negative effects of flooding

The key cooperating agency in the field of DRM is the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and its agency the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Search and Rescue (CCFSC).

Disaster Risk Management

  • Published on Jan 06, 2014

Disaster Preparedness

 

With more than 80% of Viet Nam’s population living currently at risk from the impacts of natural disasters and infrastructure continuing to concentrate in flood plains and coastal areas, new challenges and complexities require a proactive and long-term strategy which integrates development with disaster risk management and wider climate change adaptation.

As a systematic process, DRM includes measures for the different stages of the disaster event (before, during and after) to reduce vulnerability and improve understanding of disaster risk. This process normally focuses on the local scale where the disaster takes place. As an iterative process, policies and measures should be promoted as to achieve continuous improvement of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery practices to foster human security, well-being and sustainable development.

How are we active in this field?

We focus on strengthening the adaptation and coping capacities from household to national level to withstand the negative effects of flooding. In the field of urban disaster risk, action is taken by:

  • Improving systematic analysis and mapping of flood risk
  • Developing local early warning systems to enable effective preparation
  • Building institutional capacity to implement  preventive measures to mitigate the negative effects of flooding

The key cooperating agency in the field of DRM is the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and its agency the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Search and Rescue (CCFSC).