Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

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Disaster Risk Reduction is the conceptual framework of elements considered with the possibilities to minimizing the vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society, to avoid or limit the adverse impacts of hazards within the broader context of sustainable development.

In simple words Disaster Risk Reduction is any policy or tool that limits the impact of disaster in society. According to the United Nations Development Programme, following are the areas/sector in which the implementation of the DRR principle will significantly reduce the risk and impact of disaster in a society or a community.

  • Health
  • Emergency services
  • Education
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Construction
  • Public building construction
  • Ports
  • Early warning systems
  • Public information

Within the Pakistani context Disaster Risk Reduction is mainly confused on community resiliency in the shape of Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR). Following are processes through which the PRCS plans to implement the CBDRR in the Pakistani context.

  • Selection/identification of the community
  • Conducting Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA)
  • CBDRR Planning
  • CBDRR plan implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Seven Fundamental Principles