Disaster Management and Risk Reduction

Examples of Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Projects

Participants at an InterWorks-facilitated disaster management training in Manila, Phillipines

Disaster Management and Risk Reduction

Disaster management includes not only the operational activities implemented in all of the various stages of a disaster – at all levels – but also the policies and administrative decisions taken in support of these activities.

Risk is the relative degree of probability that a hazardous event will occur. Risk reduction, then, is the application of appropriate techniques and management principles to reduce either the likelihood of an occurrence or its consequences, or both.

InterWorks has provided consulting services to governments, UN organizations and NGOs to assist them in the design and implementation of disaster management and risk reduction activities.