Understanding the work of the Department of Civil Protection.
The Department of Civil Protection falls under the, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works & National Housing. The Department of Civil Protection (DCP) administers the Civil Protection Act Chapter 10:06 of 1989. The key result area of the Department is Disaster Risk Management (DRM) which entails a spectrum of activities involving prevention, mitigation of disaster risks, preparedness planning, timely early warning and response to rehabilitate affected elements.
The mandate of DCP is overall coordination of Disaster Risk Management institutions drawn from the public and private sectors including development partners. We work closely with development partners such as UNDRR, UNDP, IOM, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society and many more.