Available online: http://www.preventionweb.net/posthfa/Published by: ACT ; 2013
This paper presents ACT Alliance's position on the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Asserting that disaster risk reduction can only be effective through participatory and coordinated action by the affected people, civil society organizations and governments, it introduces some questions that need to be discussed: (i) recognising the impact of everyday disasters on lives, livelihoods and assets; (ii) prioritising the most at risk, poorest and marginalised people; (iii) tackling the underlying cause of people’s vulnerability to disasters; (iv) mobilising political commitment by focusing on rights, responsibilities and accountabilities; and (v) promoting partnerships and public participation. It also states that disaster risk reduction needs to be mainstreamed in development policies and programs for an effective response.
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