Gender And Vulnerability Concerns To Be Part Of Disaster Risk Management Approach

Turkana – Existing Disaster Risk Management plans and programs in Turkana will be revised in a bid to make them more robust, current and responsive to gender and other vulnerabilities concerns, Jeremiah Namuya, Turkanas’ Chief Executive for Public Service, Disaster Management and Administration has said.

CEC Namuya explained that the County-led revision process into the new financial year and beyond will be supported by the United Nations’ agency for migration, International Organization for Migration (IOM) using the Immigration Development Fund (IDF).

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting for state and non-state actors supporting Disaster Risk Management in Turkana at a hotel in Lodwar, the CEC said that future legislation on the subject will equally be designed to accommodate the same concerns from the stages of early warnings to response and recovery.

stakeholders meeting for state and non-state actors supporting Disaster Risk Management in Turkana at a hotel in Lodwar

Samwuel Cobrado the IOM manager who also attended the meeting welcomed the resolution to make use of the County’s administration structure and the newly established 11 members County Disaster Management Committe to fast track the process even as he called for further inclusion of immigration concerns in the final revision.

Moses Nawoton hailed the move and termed it as a platform upon which sector players will anticipate, prepare and respond to disasters in such a manner that gender concerns will be fully considered.

Representatives from National Drought Mamagement Authority, County directorate of disaster, International organization on Migration, Kenya Red Cross Society, World Vision Kenya, Save the Children LOKADO and TUPADO attended the meeting.

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