Goal & Objectives

The overall goal of ProVention is to reduce the risk and social, economic and environmental impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable populations in developing countries in order to alleviate poverty and contribute to sustainable development. This is achieved through:

  • forging linkages and partnerships among key actors and sectors involved in disaster risk management;
  • advocating for greater policy attention and commitment to be given to disaster risk management by leaders and decision makers;
  • developing and promoting innovative approaches and applications for reducing risk;
  • sharing knowledge and information from ProVention partners and projects about good practices, tools and resources for disaster risk management.

All ProVention project activities are intended to contribute to these four overarching and interconnected objectives and to the Hyogo Framework for Action.