The major responsibility of the Office is to ensure a high state of disaster preparedness and capacity at national and district level and community to ensure effective, appropriate and timely response to any disaster strike. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) oversees activities of government sectors to ensure that all elements of disaster management are integrated into the National Development Plans. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), a unit under Development Division in the Office of the President was established in 1998. Headed by a Director, this Unit has 3 main sections of Information, Education and Public Awareness, Operations Control and Coordination and Logistics and Communications.
The NDMO coordinates with and through the National Committee on Disaster Management, the National Disaster Management Technical Committee and the District Disaster Management Committee.
The NDMO is committed to coordinating and ensuring effective implementation of disaster risk reduction to protect lives, property, livelihoods and the environment from the impact of both natural and manmade disaster through comprehensive disaster prevention and mitigation measures.
Building resilience to disasters through integration of Disaster risk reduction into Development planning and Processes.
The Botswana Government formulated the National Policy on Disaster Management and it was approved in 1996 through President Directive NO. CAB27/96. The document describes a disaster as an event that seriously affects public safety, thereby posing a serious threat to life, property and environment. Therefore to prevent or reduce the impact of disaster and manage disasters the National Disaster Management Office ( NDMO) was established within Office Of the President in 1998...Read More
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Aids Epidemic is a Disaster
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