Functions & Objectives

Prevention Pays

Strategic Objectives

  • To improve Human and Institutional Capacity.
  • To promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Risk Management through the establishment of National and Regional Platforms for all Stakeholders.
  • To strengthen Disaster Prevention and Response Mechanisms.
  • To link NADMO’s Disaster Prevention and Management Programmes to the GPRS and re-afforestation through effective social mobilisation for disaster prevention and poverty reduction.

General Objectives

Disaster Management Objectives
  • To equip the Organisation to handle all aspects of disasters in Ghana;
  • To create awareness on disasters through intensive public education;
  • To ensure disaster prevention, risk and vulnerability reduction, as a means of reducing the impact of disasters on society;
  • To be in a position to provide the first line response in times of disaster;
  • To assist in post-emergency rehabilitation and reconstruction effort;
  • To assist and motivate community-based organizations to serve as the credible voluntary organizations to assist in the prevention and management of disasters at the local level;
  • To set up monitoring and early warning systems to aid the identification of disasters in their formative stages, to disseminate timely information and warning, and hazard/disaster awareness creation;
  • To enforce laws to prevent and mitigate disasters;
  • To provide good conditions and scheme of service to raise morale, performance; and productivity;
  • To raise human capacity and development of staff.

Social Mobilisation and Employment Objectives

The social mobilization objectives for the year 2009 still remained
  • To harness human and material resources of communities to develop their potentials and strengths especially in re-afforestation and agricultural development;
  • To organize, train, and resource volunteers, especially the youth, to assist in managing disasters, and to assist them undertake economic activities by mobilizing, training, and equipping them with the necessary technical know-how; for disaster management and income generation
  • To assist communities to understand and participate in Government programmes and activities;
  • To sensitize communities to contribute towards the provision of social amenities.

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