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10 things you should know about disaster risk reduction

Disasters happen every year. We can't always stop them from happening, but we can limit the scale of devastation. Here are 10 things you should know about disaster risk reduction.

Actions for Children and Youth Resilience:Guide for Governments

This guide is expected to provide directions for Governments for the development and implementation of public policies for the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) under a multi-sectorial approach (specifically in the areas of protection of children and youth , Education, Water, Sanitation and...

Adaptive management for resilient communities

Short-term projects and linear management approaches are often unsuitable for achieving resilient development in the face of volatile complexity. Adaptive management combined with longer-term project funding has the potential to deliver more appropriate development outcomes. This will require...

All-Hazards Preparedness Guide

Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover rapidly from public health threats can save lives and protect the health and safety of the public. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with...

An Overview of Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region: A Community Perspective

The discussions in this booklet aim to address the complexity of risk in the Arab region, and present some tools which can be used by local governments, civil society and other institutions working in the field of environment and disaster risk reduction.

An unforgettable event: a qualitative study of the 1997-98 El Niño in northern Peru

Durante El Niño de 1997-98 , Tumbes, Perú recibió 16 veces el promedio anual de precipitaciones . Este estudio explora cómo los residentes de Tumbes perciben el impacto del fenómeno de El Niño en las necesidades básicas , el transporte, el cuidado de la salud , el empleo y la migración. Cuarenta...

Assessing Institutional Capacities for Flood Disaster Risk Reduction

This paper derives and presents an initial framework for assessing institutional capacities for flood disaster risk reduction. This paper discusses on vulnerable population from risk in order to help to identify where institutional arrangements are themselves contributing causes of vulnerability.

Being resilient: Addressing climate change - Evidences on the outcome and learning of Bangladesh...

This report is an outcome of a research initiated by the Climate Change Unit at CCDB and documents the programmatic interventions, challenges and learnings from the Lighthouse Project, which aims to improve resilience to climate change impacts in coastal areas of Bangladesh. It is a qualitative...

Beyond parks and reserves: The ethics and politics of conservation with a case study from Perú

En este trabajo se elabora , analiza y defiende en parte los fundamentos normativos y empíricos de un modelo de " ecología social " para el hábitat natural y la gestión de recursos. Este modelo trata a las sociedades humanas como integrarse irreductiblemente con los sistemas naturales en los que...

Breaking The Cycle: Good Practice Principles For Disaster Risk Reduction (Module 2)

This film is for DRR practitioners or those wishing to learn more about DRR practices. Good practice is demonstrated through case studies from Tajikistan, Malawi, India, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso. The film presents the fundamental principles for effective DRR...

Building Capacity for Disaster Risk Management

This video presents the key findings of a two-year research project on national and local capacity building for disaster risk management, implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Management

This document briefs about the DPRK Red Cross disaster management (DM) programme, its objective, process and lessons learned.This programme was set up to reduce the risk of natural disasters and to help communities protect themselves and overcome the effects of disasters. Its main objective is to...

Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Koshi Basin, Nepal

This video captures the initiatives of Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in building disaster resilient communities in the Koshi River basin area, Nepal. A Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme...

Building ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia's Somali Region

How can we build the long-term resilience of communities to withstand recurring food and water insecurity, droughts and flash floods in the Horn of Africa and wider Sahel? This animation showcases integrated approaches, linking disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and...

BUILDING SOCIAL RESILIENCE

This paper synthesizes World Bank analyses of strategies to build resilience and of national policies and operational platforms meant to assist the poor in managing disaster and climate risk. The goal is to highlight practical ways of funnelling disaster and climate risk financing directly to...

Case Studies on mitigating disasters in Asia and the Pacific, Promotion of Disaster Mitigation in...

This case study encapsulates processes, experiences and lessons learned during disaster risk communication initiatives implemented under the Sri Lanka Urban Multi Hazard Disaster Mitigation Project (SLUMDMP). The study looks at SLUMDMP s experiences in planning and developing its communication...

Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community

This second edition of the Characteristics draws on the feedback from the field testing. The basic framework is unchanged but there is much more practical guidance on methods of applying and adapting the resource, with examples and case studies. Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community...

Characteristics of a Safe and Resilient Community

This research report on the Characteristics of a Safe and Resilient Community draws on the experience of the TRP CBDRR programmes and current literature in order to identify the ‘characteristics of safe and resilient communities; to understand how these characteristics changed over time and how...

Characteristics of extreme rainfall events in northwestern Peru during the 1982–1983 El Niño period

El uso de los datos de precipitación de 66 estaciones dentro del Proyecto Chira- Piura del noroeste de Perú , hemos preparado un atlas de histogramas y mapas de contorno que describen las características de precipitación diaria de la región durante el período de El Niño desde noviembre 1982 a...

Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building

This paper explores the challenges and opportunities of citizen science within a broader context of DRM and resilience.

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