Britton, Neil

Focal point for ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (DEAP). DEAP covers natural and non-natural disasters, including conflict situations. The policy seeks to (i) mainstream disaster risk management (DRM) as an integral part of the development process (ii) strengthen partnerships to maximize synergies among development and specialized relief agencies (iii) use resources more efficiently and effectively to better support pre- and post- disaster activities and (iv) improve organizational arrangements within ADB for planning, implementing and communicating effectively about disaster and emergency assistance. The policy focuses on preventive and protective strategies.