Supporting Disaster Preparedness

China is situated in a part of the world prone to disasters and at a developmental stage where it is relatively vulnerable to them. While China has made significant progress in establishing an infrastructure for disaster response, the causes and consequences of various disasters continue to evolve.

Promoting Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction

Given growing evidence on the nexus between climate change, natural disasters and poverty, it is essential that disaster risk management be woven into national and local development processes. UNDP seeks to develop partnership opportunities with government, the private sector and communities in facilitating risk-conscious development planning and implementation. We engage communities and cross-sectoral participation in community-based disaster risk reduction and education, promote adaptive measures in response to the changing climate, and explore market-based solutions for disaster prevention and preparedness. While natural disasters can never be fully prevented, we aim to help China be resilient enough to withstand them and prepare to respond to them effectively.

Programmes and Initiatives

Mainstreaming Risk Management into Sustainable Human Development

China’s broad and diverse landscape is prone to a wide variety of natural disasters, from flooding to drought, cyclones, hailstorms and earthquakes.

China Risk & Resilience Innovation Project

Improving the communication and interaction in information, technology and public resources of China’s risk governance and resilience building.

44,000 people


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