Disaster risk reduction is aimed at preventing new and reducing existing disaster risk and managing residual risk, all of which contribute to strengthening resilience and therefore to the achievement of sustainable development.
Resilience is the ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate, adapt to, transform and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions through risk management.
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International and national law and policy for disaster risk reduction and resilience - research, analysis, advice, drafting
Governance and institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction and resilience – evaluation of effectiveness, mandates, practical recommendations
Community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) program design, management, monitoring and evaluation
Urban climate and disaster resilience
Small and medium business enterprise disaster resilience
Gender and social inclusion in risk reduction, risk assessments, response and recovery
Policies and programming for protection from sexual and gender-based violence in disasters
Planning and safeguards for disaster and climate-related shelter, displacement and relocation
Consultations, training and lecture programs on law, policy and implementation of disaster risk reduction and resilience programming