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  • NADMO consoles family of 3 deceased children

    A team from the NADMO Headquarters led by the Deputy Director General, Technical and Reforms, Mr. Seji Saji ...

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  • 10 Deportees arrived from the UK

    NADMO together with other security agencies such as the Ghana Immigration Service, Police Service ...

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  • 192 Deportees arrive from Us, Libya

    They were also taken through series of counseling upon arrival at the airport ...

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  • African Risk Capacity officials visit NADMO

    The delegation briefed the Director General on the need for Ghana to commit to signing up for an insurance policy against drought ...

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In the 1980’s, it was observed that the number of disasters and their impacts were increasing worldwide. This situation alarmed the United Nation Organisation which held various conferences on the issue, leading to the UN declaration of GAD 44/236 of 1989 declaring the 1990’s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).

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Update on the Atomic Junction Gas explosion

Alhaji Mohammed A. Tchafaram, Chief Disaster Control Officer in charge of Fire and Man-Made Disasters (NADMO) from the regional office.

Officers at the NADMO Regional office have been working tirelessly on last month’s Atomic Junction gas explosion that claimed seven (7) lives and caused severe damages to properties.

NADMO to set up Disaster Risk Reduction Desks from Flag Staff House to MMDAs

Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO

Speaking at the International Day for Disaster Reduction organised by NADMO and the University of Ghana Disaster Prevention Club on 13th October, 2017, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO.

Implementation of NADMO Act 927 in Process

Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO

The process of preparing regulations to implement the National Disaster Management (NADMO) Act has begun with a workshop held at the Rosapearl Hotel in Kumasi from Thursday, 29th September to the 1st of October, 2017.

Lawlate Developmental Centre Donates To NADMO

Miss Draffor Christiana Akos - Lawkate Developmental Centre located in East Legon, Accra.

A delegation led by Miss Draffor Christiana Akos on Thursday September 28, 2017 paid a visit to the Headquarters of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to present some relief items to the organisation in support of flood victims.

NADMO to set up Disaster Risk Reduction Desks from Flag Staff House to MMDAs

Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO

Speaking at the International Day for Disaster Reduction organised by NADMO and the University of Ghana Disaster Prevention Club on 13th October, 2017, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO.

NADMO to set up Disaster Risk Reduction Desks from Flag Staff House to MMDAs

Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO

Speaking at the International Day for Disaster Reduction organised by NADMO and the University of Ghana Disaster Prevention Club on 13th October, 2017, Hon. Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Director General of NADMO.


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Hazards

What is hazard?

A hazard is a process, phenomenon or human activity that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation. Hazards may be natural, anthropogenic or socionatural in origin (UNISDR, 2016).

Why does it matter?

Hazards are often categorized by whether they are natural (sometimes termed physical) or technological (sometimes called man-made or human-induced). The term ‘peril’ is sometimes used instead of hazard, particularly in the insurance industry.

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Types of hazards

Avalanche, Cold Wave, Cyclone,Drought, Earthquake,Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Heat Wave, Insect Infestation, Land Slide, NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Storm Surge, Technical Disaster, Tornado, Tsunami, Volcano, Wild Fire.

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Characteristics of hazards

Natural hazard events can be characterized by their magnitude or intensity, speed of onset, duration, and the area they cover.

How do we measure hazards?

Essential steps in hazard assessment are identifying the relevant hazard(s) and the collection of hazard-related data. Once the hazards are defined, the next step often involves obtaining a variety of hazard-related data. The most essential data define the date, geographical location and extent, and maximum intensity of historical events. 

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Can we reduce hazards?

The adverse impacts of hazards, in particular natural hazards, often cannot be prevented fully, but their scale or severity can be substantially lessened by various strategies and actions.

Datasets

Datasets

Data and statistics are important in understanding the impacts and costs of disasters.

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Data Viewers

Open access, online data viewers present hazard, disaster, and risk data in an easily accessible manner.

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Components of Risk

  • Disaster risk

    Risk is a forward looking concept, so disaster risk can be understood as the likelihood (or probability) of loss of life, injury or destruction and damage from a disaster in a given period of time (adapted from UNISDR, 2015a).

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  • Hazard

    A dangerous event that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, as well as damage and loss to property, infrastructure, livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption and, or environmental damage is known as a hazard (UNISDR, 2009b).

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  • Exposure

    The presence and number of people, property, livelihoods, systems or other elements in hazard areas (and so thereby subject to potential losses) is known as exposure (UNISDR, 2009b and IPCC, 2012).

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  • Vulnerability

    The name given to the set of characteristics and circumstances of a community, system or asset that make it susceptible to the damaging effects of a hazard is vulnerability.

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Risk Drivers

Climate change

Climate change can increase disaster risk in a variety of ways – by altering the frequency and intensity of hazard events, affecting vulnerability to hazards, and changing exposure patterns.

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Environmental degradation

Environmental degradation is both a driver and consequence of disasters, reducing the capacity of the environment to meet social and ecological needs.

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Globalized economic development

Globalized economic development can lead to increased exposure of assets in hazard-prone areas, leading to further increases in intensive risk if not managed.

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Poverty & inequality

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters, and the processes that further disaster risk related poverty are permeated with inequality.

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Poorly planned urban development

Whether or not disaster risk is factored into investment decisions in urban development will have a decisive influence on the future of disaster risk reduction.

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Weak governance

Governance of disaster risk management must be improved, not only through specialized and stand-alone sectors, but also through strengthened governance arrangements across sectors and territories in order to address disaster risk.

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Key Concepts

Capacity

Capacity refers to all the strengths, attributes and resources available within a community, organization or society that can be used to achieve agreed goals.

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Deterministic & probabilistic risk

Deterministic risk considers the impact of a single risk scenario, whereas probabilistic risk considers all possible scenarios, their likelihood and associated impacts.

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Direct & indirect losses

Direct disaster losses refer to the number of people killed and the damage to buildings, infrastructure and natural resources. Indirect disaster losses include declines in output or revenue and generally arise from disruptions to the flow of goods and services.

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Disaster risk reduction & disaster risk management

DRR is the policy objective of anticipating and reducing risk. Although often used interchangeably with DRR, DRM can be thought of as DRR implementation, since it describes the actions that aim to achieve the objective of reducing risk.

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Intensive & extensive risk

Extensive risk is used to describe the risk of low-severity, high-frequency disasters, mainly but not exclusively associated with highly localized hazards. Intensive risk is used to describe the risk of high-severity, mid to low-frequency disasters, mainly associated with major hazards.

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Resilience

Resilience refers to the ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner.

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Sovereign risk

Sovereign risk is the economic impact a government would face in the event of a disaster.

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Models

Risk modeling

We need data on hazard, exposure, vulnerability and losses in order to understand and assess disaster risk.

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