The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has launched a National Risk Analysis Tool Dashboard and website designed to improve disaster risk preparedness and response plans.
The Minster unveiled the dashboard in Abuja after a presentation by the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA and UNICEF.
Sadiya Umar Farouq thanked NEMA and UNICEF’s emergency team for their collation and harmonization of baseline data and development of the resource-base.
She said that the collaboration between the Ministry and UNICEF’s Emergency Team would continue to push for the operationalization of evidence-based program planning and implementation as well as policymaking.
Earlier, the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed said that Nigeria has experienced radical changes in its risk profile in the last 15 years.
The Dashboard is expected to improve disaster risk preparedness and response plans among others and improve efforts towards tackling disaster risks through anticipatory responses rather than the traditional response methods.
This includes top notch coordination and planning through consensus building, mobilization of resources and information sharing among stakeholders.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; editing by Adeniyi Bakare