10-point agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Q.  Which of the following is amongst the 10-point agenda of the DRR?

1) Invest in risk mapping globally
2) Develop a network of universities to work on disaster issues
3) Encourage greater involvement and leadership of women in disaster risk management

- Published on 10 Jan 17

a. 2, 3
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
 
10-point agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)The Prime Minister had listed the 10-point agenda for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) during his inaugural speech at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016, which was held in New Delhi in November 2016.

The all-inclusive agenda presents a holistic approach to disaster risk management and addresses a whole range of issues, from community preparedness to use of technology and international cooperation.

The Prime Minister’s 10-point agenda on DRR is -

1. All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management.
2. Work towards risk coverage for all-starting from poor households to SMEs to multi-national corporations to nation states.
3. Encourage greater involvement and leadership of women in disaster risk management.
4. Invest in risk mapping globally. For mapping risks related to hazards like earthquakes we have accepted standards and parameters.
5. Leverage technology to enhance the efficiency of our disaster risk management efforts.
6. Develop a network of universities to work on disaster issues.
7. Utilise the opportunities provided by social media and mobile technologies.
8. Build on local capacity and initiative.
9. Opportunity to learn from a disaster must not be wasted. After every disaster, there are papers on lessons that are rarely applied.
10. Bring about greater cohesion in international response to disasters.

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