Ulaanbaatar. June 27, 2014 -- How can the citizens of Mongolia be protected from disasters? How can hospitals, school buildings and local communities be made safer and stronger, before earthquakes or floods happen? How can government agencies and the people work together to reduce the risks from natural hazards? The answers to these questions are being discussed today at the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) workshop in Ulaanbaatar City.
The workshop, hosted jointly by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the World Bank will bring together over 70 participants from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UB Municipality, line ministries, aimag authorities and others.
This workshop is the first part of the Support to the Mongolia Disaster Risk Management Program being undertaken by the World Bank, in collaboration with NEMA, The program aims to enhance the capacity of the Government of Mongolia to mitigate and manage the impacts of natural disasters, with an emphasis on strengthening institutional coordination and increasing professional capacities among agencies.