Disaster Risk Management
Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a critical role in all phases of disaster risk management (DRM) and a spectrum of ICT-based tools and best practices are available to policymakers and DRM professionals in risk prevention, risk reduction, preparedness and response, as well as recovery.
Structural and non-structural measures that are being undertaken to avoid the creation of new disaster risks or the exacerbation of the already known potential for disaster risks by eliminating to the extent possible the hazards, significantly reducing vulnerability and exposure in such contexts. Learn more about Risk Prevention and browse available E-Resilience tools and best practices here
Disaster risk reduction is the concept and practice through systematic efforts, within the broad context of sustainable development, to limit or mitigate the adverse impacts of hazardous events, which risks cannot be eliminated by the risk prevention. Learn more about Risk Reduction and browse available E-Resilience tools and best practices here
Preparedness is best manifested in the “readiness” of governments, organizations, communities and individuals to establish arrangements in advance, when required, to enable timely, effective and appropriate response to potential hazardous events or emerging disaster situations that might threaten society or the environment. Learn more about Preparedness & Response and browse available E-Resilience tools and best practices here
Recovery is the restoration of livelihoods and health, as well as economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, systems and activities, of a disaster-affected community or society; not just building back better but building back smarter, in alignment with the principles of sustainable development, to avoid or reduce future disaster risk and doing so in the most effective and sustainable way possible. Learn more about Recovery and browse available E-Resilience tools and best practices here