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Olafiyinfoluwa Taiwo

Multisectoral Approach to Planning for Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Managing disaster risk involves all segments of the society and different aspects of interrelated and interdependent activities that cut across various disciplines and structures. This creates complexity in planning and implementation. Reducing disaster risk is critical at all stages of disasters from pre-disaster to post-disaster and forms an integral part of social and economic development.  

Better integration of disaster risk reduction into urban planning has the potential to prevent extreme natural events becoming a disaster. This research aims to examine the integration of disaster risk reduction into urban planning through multisectoral approach for better decision making and to inform future urban planning in the Commonwealth with a focus on climate hazards. Additionally, it will identify the barriers to achieving this and how these barriers can be overcome.