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1 Presentation On Disaster and preparedness situation in Uganda At SILVER SPRINGS HOTEL, UGANDA 16 th -SEPTEMBER-2011 BY LAZARUS OCIRA 0772424691 Laz.email@example.comUGANDA
2 Uganda has experienced several Disasters which are caused by both Human and Natural factors. The office of the Prime Minister through department of Disaster preparedness coordinates all disasters occurrence in Uganda, synergistically working through sector Ministries in Uganda. There is also, the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction established within OPM to technically handle disaster matters in Uganda. This Platform is comprising of Government MDAs, UN UGANDA A brief overview
CSOs, Private Sector and individuals. In the districts, coordination is done by District Disaster Preparedness and Management Committee(DDPMC) and at the Sub-County is done by Sub-County Disaster Preparedness and Management Commitee as well as Parish structures. Impact of Disaster in Uganda Consequently there has been loss of lives, property, destruction of crops, livestock, social fabric and exacerbated human rights violations coupled with limited and stifled Economic growth & Development particularly impinging on physical infrastructures 3 UGANDA Introduction Cont..
4 UGANDA Some common Hazzards in Uganda Storms :These are usually associated with strong winds, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall Land slides : Larger water runoffs and strong winds on bare land cause deadly land slides, Common in mountainous areas Diseases: This is common with floods and high temps – Malaria, Typhoid etc Introduction Cont..
Disseminate early warning info to the population likely to be affected by disaster Coordinate preparedness activities Update contingency plans regularly Provision of various emergency humanitarian assistance to the affected population and affected areas. For example, Food & Non Food relief items, Temporary shelter materials for the displaced, Clean safe water, Sanitation facilities, Public health, plus mobile clinic services 5 The roles UGANDA
6 The roles cont.. Conduct vulnerability and hazzard mapping in the county Respond to disasters Organise regular Platform meetings Collect information from DDPMC regarding disasters Disaster preparedness and management National Policy implementation Setting up of the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC) Continuous assessments UGANDA
7 The roles cont.. Coordination meetings held regularly to update and review progress Conducted several trainings in Disaster Risk Reduction at the National and lower Levels Resource mapping UGANDA
8 Challenges Coordination gaps and inadequate information, leading to duplication of services Operationalization of National Policy on Disaster Preparedness and management to policy guidance Weak institutional structures Inadequate funding Inadequate technical support from line ministries Few trained and skilled staff to handle disasters early warning systems & indicators given are not responded to timely by the population Local communities are not able to give accurate information on the affected property UGANDA
9 Challenges Local communities are not able to give accurate information on the affected property Lack of systematizing DRR into development processes. Inadequate MIS to function 24/7 UGANDA
DDPMC is used to collect info and forward to OPM Disasters officers have been recruited to collect info from the Districts MIS department has been established to analyze the data and disseminate The info is internalised by the technical team within OPM The National Platform is called upon to discuss further about the info Linked has been established between Meteorology department for weather forecasts and climatic risks. assessments 10 Process of collecting information UGANDA
Also, often times work together with partners to establish the status of food food security situation in the country. Eg. FAO, Fewsnet, FIT etc.. 11 Process of collecting information UGANDA
20 Conclusion : Resource Mobilization and Funding raising strategy to support Disasters’ impacts reduction is very critical at this point Awareness campaigns through Radio & TV programmes about DRR and CCA should continue as well as through dissemination of IEC materials It is extremely essential to always contact the broad range of players in the process of developing Solutions towards Disasters. UGANDA
21 By working together in a integrated and Coordinated Manner, will not only make us register progress but achieve success towards Managing and Mitigating the impacts of Disasters in Uganda. Thank you for Listening Conclusion Cont.. UGANDA