Disaster risk reduction


This is the concept and practice of lowering catastrophe risks by systematically analyzing and managing disaster-causing elements, such as reduced exposure to hazards, reduced vulnerability of people and property, sensible land and environmental management, and enhanced disaster preparedness. The United Nations-endorsed Hyogo Framework for Action, adopted in 2005, lays out a comprehensive strategy for disaster risk reduction, with the goal of “significant reductions in disaster losses, in lives and in the social, economic, and environmental assets of communities and countries.

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system facilitates cooperation among governments, organizations, and civil society players in order to help the Framework be implemented. While the word “disaster reduction” is sometimes used, the term “disaster risk reduction” better captures the continual nature of catastrophe hazards and the ongoing potential to mitigate them.


  • HG (2020, February 22). Common Terminologies (A-z) Of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Humanitarian Global. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from Link