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Disaster Management

FEMA works with our counterpart agencies to provide efficient and effective support for FCT residents.

A. Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

    1. The development of policy documents and guidelines such as the FCT Disaster Management Framework (FDMF) which guides the Agency and its stakeholders on effective disaster management.
    2. Federal Government allocated 1% of the GDP and 20% of Ecological Fund to Disaster Management while others are utilized by the Federal Ministries such Environment, Health and others that contribute to disaster risk reduction and mitigation in FCT.
    3. The FEMA Act mandated all Local governments/Area councils are to establish Local Emergency Management Committees.
    4. FEMA is also promoting decentralization of DRR activities at all levels.

B. Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA

1. Conducted Multi-hazard risk assessment- Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis in FCT.
2. Monitor weather and climate related hazards and seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) by Nigeria Meteorological Agency.
3. Space application technology for disaster risk management Equipment for telemetric measure of sesmic activities and lemnic eruption have been installed.
4. Conducted Post Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA).
Flood early warning systems have been established by the Ministry of Environment.

C. Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Curriculum for Disaster Risk Reduction / Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) in Primary and Secondary levels of education have been developed.

  1. Consultative forum with stakeholders on emerging issues in disaster management.
  2. International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
  3. Research methods and tools for multi-risk assessments have been developed and strengthened.
  4. Public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities. Establishment of volunteers:

D. Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

1. Mechanism in place to protect and restore regulatory ecosystem services? (associated with wet lands, mangroves, forests etc.
2. The Federal Ministry of Environment has legislation in place for the protection of Forest Reserves, for the Conduct of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for major development projects.
3. Recovery and rehabilitation: Several communities have received funding for Recovery and Rehabilitation projects.
4. Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk.
5. Investments in retrofitting infrastructures including schools and hospitals

E. Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

1. Disaster preparedness plans and contingency plans are in place at all administrative levels.
2. Stockpile of relief materials in warehouses at the six zonal offices and the FEMA headquarters.
3. Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.
4. Operations and communication centers were established.
5. Procedures are in place to exchange relevant information during hazard events and disasters, and to undertake post-event reviews.

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