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date: 05 December 2023

Natural Hazards Governance in Côte d’Ivoirelocked

Natural Hazards Governance in Côte d’Ivoirelocked

  • Koffi Fernand KouaméKoffi Fernand KouaméVirtual University of Cote d'Ivoire
  •  and Kan Désiré KouassiKan Désiré KouassiNational DRR Platform, Côte d'Ivoire


The implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) has made progress since 2012 in Côte d’Ivoire. Over the past decades, due to the recurrence of natural disasters caused by climate change and various factors such as uncontrolled urbanization and environmental degradation, many institutions and programs have been implemented. Affiliated to the prime minister’s office, a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) had been created in 2012 to promote the integration of risk reduction and disaster management into development policies, plans, and programs; to mobilize the necessary financial and material resources; to carry out studies; and to disseminate the strategy and action plan.

In addition, a National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management had been developed on the basis of international (Sendai Framework) and regional (Economic Community of West African States strategy) initiatives for “a resilient country to face hazards and risks of natural, technological, or anthropogenic disasters by 2040.”

Currently, the DRR platform is functional but not very operational. It is expected that local committees will be established. To strengthen the system of governance, it is necessary to provide efficient resources (human, material, and financial) to the National Platform and to the local committees and authorities (ministries, private sector, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs)) for prospective, corrective, and compensatory disaster risk management.


  • Policy and Governance

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