Our Work

Our Core Functions

serviceIn order to better serve the public, we are guided by our Service Charter. We believe that our client, the public, comes first. We believe in integrity, transparency, accountability, innovation, diligence, courtesy, professionalism, excellence and teamwork.

Attainment of
capacity for DRM

Disaster risk reduction
for sustainability

Develop
preparedness plans

  • Attainment of capacity for DRM

    Ensure the attainment of optimal capacity for disaster risk management. (i) Develop and maintain a disaster risk management framework in line with international best practices (ii) To strengthen coping capacities of the general public in relation to the country’s risk profile (iii)...

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  • Disaster risk reduction for sustainability

    Integration of disaster risk reduction into development for sustainability. To develop a national strategic disaster risk management framework and a mechanism for implementation of same....

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  • Develop preparedness plans

    Develop preparedness plans in order to ensure optimal response. (i) To design early warning mechanisms at all levels. (ii) To promote indigenous knowledge systems and documentation of same for posterity. (iii) To ensure communities are equipped with basic knowledge and skills to...

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Mitigate against trans
boundary disasters

Our Service Commitments
and Standards

Obligations
and rights

  • Mitigate against trans boundary disasters

    Mitigate against trans boundary disasters and plan for bilateral/multilateral interventions for major incidents. (i) To identify and maintain an updated trans boundary risk profile. (ii) To conduct multilateral consultation on prevailing disaster risks. (iii) To develop requisite protocols and strengthen those that...

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  • Our Service Commitments and Standards

    (i) A commitment to the department’s vision, mission and core values. (ii)A commitment to save lives, property and the environment. (iii)A commitment to a proactive and multi-sectoral approach. (iv) A commitment to the application of international best practices. (v) A commitment to...

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  • Obligations and rights

    (Ministry’s obligations to clients (i) To mobilise adequate resources for disaster risk management. (ii) To be impartial and consistent in humanitarian interventions. (iii) To provide adequate protection and security to all citizens. (iv) To facilitate a timely declaration of state of disaster....

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