Morocco Made Significant Progress in Tackling Risks Related to Natural Disasters (OECD Expert)
Rabat – Morocco has made significant progress over 20 years in addressing major risks related to natural disasters, said Monday in Rabat Charles Baubion, an expert at the High-Level Risk Forum of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
This progress is due, among other things, to a legislative and regulatory corpus, the establishment of dedicated financial mechanisms, and sectoral economic development plans that integrate risks, said the expert during a workshop, organized as part of the actions taken to implement the recommendations of the OECD study on governance of management policies of major risks in Morocco.
Given the different risks (floods, earthquakes, droughts, etc.), Morocco has responded positively to the OECD recommendations on governance in the management of natural disaster risks, he said while presenting the results of the study carried out by the OECD in collaboration with experts from France, Germany and Switzerland.
The study highlighted nearly 45 cases of best practices that have been presented globally, Baubion said, stressing the importance of improving coordination among the various stakeholders.
In this respect, he stressed that the study calls for making risk management in Morocco a priority for short, medium and long-term sustainable growth and setting up a long-term vision for an integrated strategy for major risk governance.