Public Awareness


This is the level to which the general public is aware of disaster risks, the variables that contribute to disasters, and the measures that can be taken individually and collectively to limit exposure and vulnerability to hazards.

Public awareness is a critical component of effective catastrophe risk reduction. Its advancement is pursued, for example, through the development and dissemination of information through media and educational channels, the establishment of information centers, networks, and community or participation actions, as well as advocacy by senior government officials and community leaders.


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


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