Protecting development from disasters: UNDP's support to the Hyogo Framework for Action
This publication highlights the results that UNDP has achieved since 2005, in supporting disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery in countries prone to disasters. As a first comprehensive report outlining UNDP’s contribution to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the report illustrates the reforms that countries and communities are undertaking, with UNDP support, to become more disaster resilient.
The document highlights some successes, such as: (i) early warning system support to the Philippines; (ii) the design of mobile phone apps which allow users to receive updates on hazards and disasters as they happen in Uzbekistan and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; (iii) encouraging resettled communities not to return to flood-prone areas, contributing to a reduction in flood related mortality in 2010 in Mozambique; and (iv) the development of a national seismic risk reduction plan, a national fund for the prevention, mitigation and response to disasters, and the incorporation of risk reduction as both a crosscutting issue and as one of the main pillars of the National Development Strategy 2010-2030 in the Dominican Republic.
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