Locally led Preparedness – Experiences from the North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo – Conference Pack

Project: Learning ProjectShifting The Power 15th December 2017

“The involvement of all actors including the community in the design, planning, and implementation and monitoring of responses would provide good resilience to disasters. However, the protection of civilians is the exclusive preserve of the State. If it does not play its role, any initiative would not be effective”

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the countries in the world most exposed to multi-hazards. A number of initiatives are aiming to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disasters by increasing countries preparedness levels and capacity to respond, but efforts in the country are still disjointed and need better structures to succeed. In an effort address this the DEPP Country Learning Advisor hosted a Learning Conference to provide a space for disaster preparedness and response practitioners to share experiences and connect with each other to strengthen collaboration at country level.

This conference report highlights the key discussions and recommendations coming out of the conference.

A core group of the conference participants are also developing a policy paper which you can find here

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