The County Government of Lamu, in partnership with USAID KUZA, has established the Lamu County Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Policy to guide disaster prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery mechanisms. With this policy, the County Government of Lamu has become the first among the Frontier County Development Council (FCDC) to establish a Disaster Risk Management Policy. The policy has clarified roles and responsibilities in the County by creating the Directorate of Disaster Management to deal with disaster issues across the ten wards. The policy also outlines rehabilitation and recovery strategies to provide reliable solutions to the victims in case of any disaster in the County.
The Lamu County COVID-19 Social Economic Re-Engineering Recovery Strategy 2020/21-2022/23 had earmarked the establishment of this Policy as one of the reforms for Strengthening County Government’s Preparedness and Response to Pandemics and Disasters.
What initiative has your county taken to manage disasters?