An integrated disaster management strategy should set the strategic framework for the establishment of an integrated and uniform disaster management system. It should make provision for the strategic direction, management and coordination role to be performed at the specific sphere of government as well as the execution of the disaster management function.
This integrated disaster management strategy can be used as the basis for the design and implementation of risk assessment and reduction, integrated disaster management plans and required integrated information management and communication system. Emergency procedures, standing-operating-procedures and disaster management support systems are derived from these said strategies and plans.
The strategy takes into consideration the integrative nature of disaster management and the importance of achieving close collaboration with all role-players and stakeholders in well-defined and structured institutional arrangements. Central to this theme is the close relationship required especially in working with the NDMC, PDMC and disaster management structures of neighbouring municipalities.