Prepare a time table, distribution of financing among local institutions/ foreign donors
Table 1 provides a list of issues and/or resources to be addressed by a national fire policy and the responsibilities of government institutions and NGOs to take responsibility or lead in implementing, monitoring or enforcing a national policy.
List of Activities
Collate, analyze existing information on sound fire management practices including references to traditional land management systems.
Initiate, analyze and publicize targeted research to fill gaps (e.g. biodiversity, climate)
Identify perceptions and needs of different service providers and stakeholders
Establish a National Fire Forum
Promulgate a policy including legislative framework for fire management
Design and implement an output oriented national fire monitoring system which serves national as well as international (global) obligations (e.g. CBC, CCD, UNFCC, ISDR Interagency Task Force [IDNDR successor arrangement]).
Develop participatory guidelines for appropriate fire management
Develop and implement public awareness campaign to serve land users, service providers & general public.
Identify training needs + opportunities for land users and service providers, and train priority candidates
Establish a locally applicable fire danger rating system
Tab. 1. Resources and issues to be addressed by a national Namibian Fire Policy