Enhancing coordination for effective disaster preparedness and response and resilience outlines the preparedness and response strategy and fund for the SADC region (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy and Fund) to facilitate a coordinated support for SADC Member States when they are overwhelmed by a disaster event. To this end the Strategy and Fund has three priorities:
- understanding risk and disaster management information systems;
- strengthening disaster preparedness and response planning; and
- the establishing the regional disaster preparedness and response fund.
Cognisant of the fact that the Strategy and Fund initiatives are a new territory for SADC, a cautious approach has been adopted.