Our Services
Safer Development Planning and

Supporting the region in safe development

The department of safer development and implementation assists both national and local governments in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development plans, policies, programs and projects. We provide technical support to policy and decision-making institutions on using risk information and identifying appropriate treatment measures for strengthening risk-sensitive development planning.
Our work includes mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into development planning and policy for a range of sectors, including housing, education, roads and infrastructure, land-use and urban planning, as well as agriculture. We also explore new sectors such as tourism, waste management, and irrigation.
The department develops technical guidelines, manuals and handbooks and facilitates capacity building workshops and training courses on how to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development.
We also undertake research studies on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development as part of our advocacy efforts for promoting risk-sensitive development agenda in the region.

The objectives of our work in safer development and implementation include:

  • Making development decisions based on a broad range of information including disaster risk information
  • Reducing the exposure and vulnerability of communities and assets to disasters
  • Avoiding the exacerbation of existing risk, or the creation of new forms of risk

The outcomes of our work include:

  • Protection of new and existing development investments