Objective: This paper uses the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to rank main
actions and their associated task areas outlined in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)
in the case of Nigeria. The focus is on three major challenges namely (1) stakeholder inclusiveness,
(2) capacity building and communication and (3) local adaptation.
Methods: The perceptions of a sample of 26 field disaster management experts on the HFA
were studied and analyzed using AHP. The study found that "Disaster Preparedness" is the
most important expected goal followed by "Risk Assessment and Early Warning."
Results: Their priority indices are 0.258 and 0.219, respectively. "Local/City Governance"
however, shows poor performance with a priority index of 0.085. Monte Carlo simulation
was further applied to examine the robustness of the AHP assessments.
Conclusion: The results are indicative of the perceptions of the performance levels attained
and the areas that need improvement.