The National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management
The National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management presents the policy framework as approved by the Government of Uganda. It analyzes the extent of the country’s vulnerability to hazards and covers a range of policy actions that allowed the country to make the strategic shift from an emergency response orientation to a comprehensive disaster risk management approach.
- Over 200,000 Ugandans have been affected by natural disasters every year for the last two decades. These disasters include floods, drought, earth quakes and landslides among others.
- These disasters are a threat to Uganda’s population and economic growth.
- Efforts to reduce disasters must therefore be systematically be integrated into national policies, plans and programmes for sustainable development and poverty reduction.