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Department of Civil Protection

aboutThe Department of Civil Protection falls under the, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works & National Housing.
The Department of Civil Protection (DCP) administers the Civil Protection Act Chapter 10:06 of 1989. The key result area of the department is Disaster Risk Management (DRM) which entails a spectrum of activities involving prevention / mitigation of disaster risks, preparedness planning, timely early warning and response to rehabilitate affected elements. The mandate of DCP is overall coordination of DRM actors drawn from the public and private sectors including development partners. We work closely with development partners such as UNDP, IOM, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society and many more.

Vision: Prevalence of a culture of risk aversion and disaster resilience, strengthened coping capacities and optimal disaster response within the context of sustainable development in all sectors, institutions and at risk communities in Zimbabwe.

Mission: To coordinate and promote strategic planning for emergencies at the individual, community, sectoral, local authority and national levels through regulatory mechanisms in order to provide for and ensure optimal emergency preparedness and disaster prevention in Zimbabwe.

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