Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response: Words Into Action

A key element of any effective disaster risk reduction strategy, preparedness can build and strengthen early warning systems, enhance public awareness and response capacities as well as improve understanding of roles and responsibilities in the event of a disaster. This 2020 Words into Action guide on Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response builds on and points to existing guidance and provides practical examples of risk-informed preparedness. Designed for all actors working to strengthen disaster preparedness, these guidelines offer valuable insights into national and local risk reduction strategies.