Strengthening risk governance

Disaster risk reduction is all-encompassing and requires multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder actions. The Sendai Framework recommends using “... integrated and inclusive economic, structural, legal, social, health, cultural, educational, environmental, technological, political and institutional measures that prevent and reduce hazard exposure and vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery, and thus strengthen resilience”. To manage disaster and climate risk, a strong governance system is needed. A governance system consists of legislations and policies, institutions with clear roles and responsibility, capacities and resources, coordination mechanisms as well as monitoring and accountability arrangements across all sectors, actors and levels.  Strengthening a risk governance system is a significant task that requires commitment and contribution from all stakeholders through a coordinated effort. One of the objectives of the DRR Pathways Project is to contribute to strengthening risk governance through knowledge exchange and community engagement. Below is the set of projects or initiatives to be conducted as part of the DRR Pathways project implementation. These projects were either already defined as part of the project proposal and the charter or have been identified based on the dialogue and inputs from various partners during the scoping phase.