Welcome to The Gambia National Disaster Management Agency.

As the incidence and severity of disasters are on the rise, disaster management deserves highest priority. Until recently disaster management was considered a post disaster activity focusing mainly on rescue, relief and rehabilitation with emphasis on state-centric approaches. In the face of challenges posed by the paradigm shift from rescue and relief operations to disaster prevention and preparedness, the policy paper makes a significant case for deliverable development objectives.

Collective Approach towards Disaster
Disaster Management is an important issue that cannot be addressed by the government alone. It calls for a convergence of efforts from both agencies and institutions to undertake various types of tasks at various stages of the disaster management cycle..

National Disaster Policy
The Policy distils key recommendations from international conventions and protocols on disaster management and adapts them to the overall country programme. This, in practical terms, should be reflected in a coordinated and harmonized disaster management approach that links national, regional and international strategies.

The Government of the Gambia views such an approach as an extremely important issue because any national policy which is at variance with international standards can have serious implications for the conduct and realization of disaster management goals and strategies.

National Disaster Vision
A Vision and focus for disaster management in the Gambia are clearly outlined in the policy paper which points out the directions for the delivery of expected community and sustainability outcomes. The Policy Paper also establishes the strategic priorities and targets to guide and inform practice and highlights the need to institutionalize disaster risk reduction approaches in national development and planning strategies.



IDDR 2017

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is scheduled the 13th October

Venue: LRR

Theme: "Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement"


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NDMA Management Team and other Senior Government Officials during a planning meeting.