About Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority
In 2003 Afghanistan, being one of the member states of the UN, developed key policy documents such as the Disaster Management Framework, National Strategy for Disaster Management, and National Disaster Management Plan. The National Disaster Management Commission, under the leadership of the president has been established. On the 27 Dalwa1351 (1971), based on ordinance 56, the Department of Disaster Preparedness (DDP), Today known as the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), was established as an “executive arm” of the commission.
The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) is the principal institution at the national level with the mandate to coordinate and manage all aspects related to disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response through its national and provincial offices.
A presidential decree of May 2007 empowers ANDMA as a nodal agency responsible for coordinating all disaster related intervention in the country. However, ANDMA lacks capacity to undertake this responsibility in an effective manner
ANDMA has provincial Directorates in All 34 provinces of Afghanistan. The authority is manned by 469 people. Capacity of directorates differs from province to province depending on availability of staff, amount of operational resources, security, geographic terrain, and multiple other factors.
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