Government has today signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Centre for Humanitarian Analytics, a move that will see government maintaining humanitarian standards especially in disaster management.
Addressing delegates in Harare, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, Mr Zvinechimwe Churu said the government strive to detect early warning signs and help societies in preparing for disasters yet to come.
“As the government, we recognise that early warning systems help our society to prepare for and respond to all types of disasters, including those related to meteorological environment, health and infrastructural hazards. They save lives and minimize potential economic and environmental damages.” Mr Churu said.
Mr Churu said the signing of the MOU will help in fostering emergency responses to unexpected disasters.
”This partnership marks a noteworthy milestone in our efforts to upscale DRM synergies with a pool of humanitarian and Development Partners supporting Zimbabwe.
As Government, we recognise that humanitarian accountability entails that individuals, agencies and organisations (public, private and civil society) shall be held responsible for executing their mandate accordingly in emergency responses.” He said.
Mr Churu further urged the nation to strive in ensuring our humanitarian and development actions respect human rights and adhere to international best practices and standards.