Malawi Disaster Risk Management Policy (2015)

The National Disaster Risk Management Policy was developed to guide disaster risk management mainstreaming in the country by providing policy strategies that would achieve the long term goal of reducing disaster losses in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets of communities and the nation as envisioned in theme three “Social Support and Disaster Risk Management” of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II.

The policy is aligned to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA: 2005-2015) adopted by the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2005 of which Malawi is a signatory, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and the SADC Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy.

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