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Risk Reduction Program

Definition - What does Risk Reduction Program mean?

The risk reduction program is an initiative of the UNISDR. The disaster risk reduction is designed to reduce the risk caused by natural hazards including earthquakes, floods, droughts, and cyclones. Disaster risk reduction involve the practice of reducing disaster risk through efforts to reduce the casual factors that lead to disasters. This can be achieved by reducing exposure to hazards, and lessening vulnerability to people and property. Wise management of the land and environment are also vital.

Safeopedia explains Risk Reduction Program

Disaster risk reduction is something that involves all people, including disaster management, disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness, and attainable development. If disaster activities are to be sustainable, they must also reduce disaster risk. However, disaster risk is increased if developmental policies are unsound. The disaster risk reduction, therefore, needs to involve every area of government, along with both the public and private sector.

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