Emergency Management Capacities at Local Level: Challenges and Requirements According to the Sendai Framework

Rajkovcevski, Rade (2017) Emergency Management Capacities at Local Level: Challenges and Requirements According to the Sendai Framework. In: Security Concepts and Policies - New Generation of Risks and Threats. Faculty of Security-Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 168-175. ISBN 978-608-4828-05-1

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Background: Following the experiences of the UN’s Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015), UN upgraded this approach within Sendai Framework as successor instrument for building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters in the period 2015-2030. Starting from the lessons learnt arising from the practical issues and barriers for framework’s implementation, UN policy makers invested a lot of energy and time, especially in the part addressed to the development, implementation and promotion of normative frameworks, standards and plans for disaster risk reduction at local level. The emergency management and disaster resilience in urban areas around the world, regarding the causes and consequences of emergencies and disasters, obviously represents a challenge to the human ability for rethinking how to deal and manage them. Communities in different part of the world face the same problems and challenges due to the fact that the emergency management structure and implementation of disaster resilience measures is guided and depends on local budgets and visions of local officials. General trends showed that the focus in the next period will be placed on investments in human capital and infrastructure for building the local emergency and disaster management human and material resources, and making more efficient plans and procedures as to how these capacities can be deployed (Blanksby, 2013; Platt, 2015; Kapucu, Hawkins, and Rivera, 2013; Hsueh-Sheng and Hsin-Ying, 2013; Coppola, 2006, pp.185-190; and Angjelkovic, 2001). Involving all public institutions and non-state actors as relevant representatives of the local capacities, as well their commitment, goodwill, knowledge, experience and resources is emphasized as to be required.
Methods: The paper is focused on content analysis, qualitative interviews with relevant stakeholders about real-time conditions and state of art of emergency management capacities at local level according to the Sendai Framework.
Results: Corresponding with the previous (Hyogo) Protocol, the paper gives recommendations how to make local urban communities more resilient and society more aware that the emergency management and disaster resilience measures could save many lives and mitigate the damage to private and public property.
Conclusion: Paper corresponds with academic and practitioners’ critical approach and Sendai Framework’s defined goals and four priorities at local level dedicated to increase the number of local strategies and involving the coordination mechanisms.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 06:44
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:09
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7305

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