The Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDPM) is a five year multi-development partner supported programme, running from 2004 to 2009. The overall aim of CDMP is to take a multi-hazard approach to disasters and to generate a paradigm shift in disaster management, away from relief and rehabilitation towards a more holistic approach to reducing risks and vulnerabilities. Significantly, CDMP was also designed to institutionalise the adoption of DRR approaches, not only in the host ministry (Ministry of Food and Disaster Management), but more broadly across mainstream sector ministries. Lastly, CDMP was conceived and has been developed, as a multi-development partner framework in an attempt to harmonise development assitance across the field of disaster risk reduction.
Disaster risk reduction