Establishment of Regional Disaster Risk Management Committees

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Although the whole of Djibouti is vulnerable to the effects of disaster risks, initiatives to reduce them were concentrated at the capital level, and local actors often remained on the margins of developing or implementing planning documents. Disaster risk reduction in the absence of existing regional structures has not been as effective as it could be. To address this shortcoming, Regional Disaster Management Committees were established by Decree No. 2006-0192/PR/MID, hence launching an institutional framework for risk and disaster management. This brief describes the process and results of setting up the committees.