NDMA-SL is an Agency established by an Act of Parliament to manage disasters and similar emergencies throughout Sierra Leone, to establish offices of the Agency throughout Sierra Leone, to establish the national, regional, district, and chiefdom disaster management committees, to establish a National Disaster Management Fund to provide finances for the prevention and management of disasters and similar emergencies throughout Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
A safe and resilient nation in which the communities, the economy and the environment are better protected from negative impacts of hazards, through appropriate and comprehensive DRM strategies.
A comprehensive DRM approach towards risk reduction, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disaster impacts, build resilient communities by building better after national emergencies.
Empower NDMA and communities with the capacity to prevent, mitigate, respond and recover appropriately to localized disasters with the aim of preventing them.
Sierra Leone DRM interventions must be guided by the following principles:
To build and institutionalize a robust early warning and response system to effectively respond to disasters through reinforced governance and management architecture for national disaster related issues.
Optimize DRM coordination and commitment through clearly defined and coordination framework and operational mechanism by ensuring that stakeholders are prepared to prevent and respond to disasters that are beyond the capacity of central, local and decentralized systems.