2021-10-13 14:10:44

Risk Reducing – safeguarding the planet and people

On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, I want to thank UNDP Ukraine/UNDP for the new disaster risk reduction and recovery program that was initiated in Ukraine this year.

Saving human lives and creating a safe living environment should be the main goal for society and government.

Risk assessment is a convenient tool for timely identification of problems and response. National and regional strategies will be more effective if they are formed taking into account the risk-based approach, its qualitative and quantitative indicators.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), as a specialized division of the United Nations, is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In particular, UNDRR experts consider the correct use of databases to be a prerequisite for an effective policy. The principle of “understanding disaster risk” is becoming a cornerstone. Accordingly, the creation of situational centers where all information about the state of the infrastructure quickly flows down and data is processed to build an algorithm for decisions are important for the formation of a national security policy.

Greening the economy, informatization of public administration and the introduction of a risk management system in the administrative sector are the basis for increasing the efficiency of the state and timely response to global challenges.