What is the Resilient Taiwan Program?

The Disaster Management Capacity Building Program supported by the National Fire Administration had successfully achieved the goal of strengthening the disaster preparedness and response of local governments and communities since its commencement in 2008.


In order to cope with the challenges of future large-scale disasters, the Ministry of the Interior initiated the "Resilient Taiwan Program: Massive Typhoon and Earthquake Disaster Preparedness." The three core components of the program are: "preparedness for large-scale disasters," "cross-administration district cooperation and collaboration," and "continuity of government operations." The objective is to continually enhance relevant preparedness efforts, including establishing large-scale disaster scenarios, assessments of vulnerability and resilience, development of continuity of operation plans, and building collaborative defense and mutual support and collaboration mechanisms for and between cities, counties, townships and local enterprise and citizens’ groups such as NGOs.