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International Day for Disaster Reduction

Start Time: October 12, 2018 13:00 | End Time: October 12, 2019 13:00
Location: Port-Louis
In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly promulgated the 13th October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in view to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. The 2018 edition continues as part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. The 2018 IDDR will focus on Target C of the Sendai Framework, reducing economic losses.


To commemorate this event, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development (Environment and Sustainable Development Division) (MoSSESD) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have organised a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) training from 8 to 12 October 2018 in Mauritius. The training benefitted some 60 participants from various governmental and private organisations. The objective is to develop a comprehensive PDNA methodology to achieve effective disaster recovery strategies.


Moreover, the MoSSESD also teamed up with Local Authorities to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction through the following activities: -

1.      Handing over of Community Disaster Response Team kits at Bel Ombre

2.      Sensitisation campaigns in the Press and the Government Portal

3.      Display of key messages to the public at various public buildings

4.      Flood Simulation Exercise at La Caverne, Vacoas to strengthen the preparedness of authorities and vulnerable inhabitants.

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