Lapina said the disaster preparedness training for IPs is a vital mandate of RA 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management Act of 2010.
COA commented that such expenses are administrative in nature and not related to the key objectives of disaster risk reduction
Revilla said he believes that a "strong network for disaster risk reduction
and response mechanism is necessary to prepare for any upcoming disasters."
The two sides discussed means to advance cooperation and knowledge exchange in implementing disaster risk reduction
It emphasised the importance of engaging the poorest, most marginalised and vulnerable groups in designing and implementing disaster risk reduction
strategies and plans that aim to reach every person at risk of, or impacted by disasters - regardless of their identity, economic or societal status, gender, age, disability, ethnicity or other factor.
" "Among specific measures taken or being taken are the introduction of an insurance scheme against natural disasters for all houses and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), National Building Codes for disaster-resilient construction, guidelines to mainstream disaster risk reduction
, and mainstreaming DRR into the education sector," he stated.
GPDRR is a biennial event coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
and is the most important international forum for strategic partnership, coordination, partnership development and review of the implementation of disaster risk management instruments.
The conference will present an opportunity to interact, strategise, share good practices, identify gaps and make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation of the global disaster risk reduction
and resilience agenda.
It is the intention of this bill to establish a much-needed, stronger, self-governing DRR, one that is clearly mandated to lead in the planning, coordination, monitoring, oversight and implementation of disaster-risk and vulnerability reduction and management, equipped with the necessary competency and resources to engage new actors, particularly in the field of risk transfer and insurance, and built with the necessary structure to manage broader climate-disaster governance arrangements, and oversee the implementation of disaster-risk and vulnerability reduction and managements toward Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction
and the Sustainable Development Goals, as enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Nadeem Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, NDRMF, thanked the government of Switzerland for providing grant for disaster risk reduction
activities in Pakistan.
General Khaled Al-Mekrad, Director General of Kuwait fire Services Directorate (KFSD) during the Arab-African forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
TUNIS, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has always rushed to help people facing natural disasters around the globe, the Gulf country's top fireman said Friday, citing UN selection of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Humanitarian Leader as testament to relentless philanthropy.
The United Nations has lauded the Philippines for being at the forefront of disaster risk reduction
, which was shown by its handling of the recent floods in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.