4 Sep 2006

Vanuatu gets first ever National Action Plan on disaster

10:30 am on 4 September 2006

Vanuatu says it has become the first country in the region to produce a National Action Plan for disaster risk reduction and disaster management.

The Daily Post reports that plan has been achieved after a joint collaborative effort between regional partners and the Vanuatu National Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Task Force.

This scheme provides for coordinated joint efforts within government, private and civil society not only in response to a disaster but also to mitigate and prevent risk before a disaster strikes.