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Civil Society Organization And Disaster Risk Reduction

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction PDF
Author: Rajib Shaw
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 4431548777
Size: 42.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nature
Languages : un
Pages : 292
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Civil Society Organization And Disaster Risk Reduction

by Rajib Shaw, Civil Society Organization And Disaster Risk Reduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Civil Society Organization And Disaster Risk Reduction books, Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played important roles over the years in the disaster field. Starting from the traditional approach of response and relief, the emphasis has gradually shifted to disaster risk reduction. From international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to national and local NGOs, all stakeholders have recognized the significance of and need for community-based risk reduction. In their different capacities they have endeavored to establish links to the policy options at the local and national levels. There still are many issues that remain untouched by CSOs, however, and local CSOs face special challenges in resources in terms of human, financial, and technical issues. Drawing examples from Asia, this book is structured on the roles of CSOs according to the Hyogo Framework for Action priority areas: policy making, risk assessment, education and training, underlying risk factors, and response–recovery. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides a clear view of the current trends of research in the field and furnishes basic knowledge on these important topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making.



Walking The Tightrope

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Author: Thuy-Binh Thi Nguyen
Publisher:
Release: 2014
ISBN:
Size: 34.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Disaster relief
Languages : un
Pages : 202
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Walking The Tightrope

by Thuy-Binh Thi Nguyen, Walking The Tightrope Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Walking The Tightrope books, There has been widespread optimism over the change that civil society and civil society organisations (CSOs) can bring about in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Nonetheless, little research has been devoted to understanding the role of civil society in DRR. This thesis has set out to examine the engagement of CSOs in DRR. A mixed methods approach was adopted with field studies conducted in Vietnam. By analysing different types of CSO engaging in DRR, their areas and levels of engagement and the key internal and external factors that influence CSO work in DRR, this research demonstrates that CSOs are important stakeholders in DRR especially in community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR). CSOs possess crucial qualities and potentials for CBDRR such as proximity to communities, good understanding of local capacities and vulnerabilities and their capacity to represent and mobilise vulnerable or marginalised groups in the society. However they are not yet the 'magic bullet'. They are struggling with many challenges including the lack of technical expertise, human and budget constraints and the risk of legitimacy deterioration. They are also susceptible to influences from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), donors and governments. Recommendations to maximise CSO contributions in DRR should take into account their own efforts to organise themselves better but also efforts of INGOs, donors and governments in DRR projects, programmes, policies and strategies that engage CSOs. The thesis findings also suggest significant gaps in current DRR practice which are poor mainstreaming of DRR in development interventions and the lack of strategic investment in DRR CSOs.



Official Gazette

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Author: Philippines
Publisher:
Release: 2010
ISBN:
Size: 12.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages :
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Official Gazette

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Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction

Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction PDF
Author: Juha I. Uitto
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN: 443155078X
Size: 28.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Nature
Languages : un
Pages : 287
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Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction

by Juha I. Uitto, Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction books, This book focuses on exploring the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development at the global, regional, and national levels. Disasters and development are closely related, yet the disciplinary silos prevail and there is little communication and cooperation between the disaster management, environment, and development communities. One catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, tsunami, or cyclone, can destroy infrastructure, people’s lives and livelihoods, and set back development. Similarly, slow onset disasters—often associated with global climate change—pose threats to development, livelihoods, food security, and long-term sustainable development. This book is uniquely aimed at bridging the gaps between the environmental, development, and disaster management communities. It traces the evolution of concepts and practice and highlights the linkages between natural disasters and sustainable development in key sectors, including food security, health, and water. The book includes case studies from the field highlighting the complex issues that challenge sustainable development and disaster risk management in practice. It draws policy conclusions for the global community based on state-of-the art knowledge from research and practice. The primary target groups for the book are researchers, including graduate students, in the fields of environment and sustainable development, geography, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The second target group comprises practitioners and policymakers working in national and international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.



Land And Disaster Management Strategies In Asia

Land and Disaster Management Strategies in Asia PDF
Author: Huong Ha
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 8132219767
Size: 15.27 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Law
Languages : un
Pages : 264
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Land And Disaster Management Strategies In Asia

by Huong Ha, Land And Disaster Management Strategies In Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Land And Disaster Management Strategies In Asia books, This book focuses on land and disaster governance in Asian countries. The Asian region has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, including floods, cyclones, storms, earthquakes, drought, typhoons and tsunamis. Further, as a result of unsustainable changes being made in patterns of land use, catchment and coastal zones, increasing population density, migration patterns, and the spread of consumer culture across countries, the impact of natural disasters has increased manifold. The book addresses two major concerns in this field. Firstly, it discusses topics intended to raise awareness among all stakeholders of the critical aspects of disaster management in the context of Asia. Secondly, it calls upon policymakers, researchers, academics, practitioners, private enterprises and civil society organizations, as well as all those who have been, are and will be affected by natural disasters to search for innovative and novel approaches to reducing risk and managing disasters.



Supporting Provision Of Regional Public Goods In The Asia And Pacific Region

Supporting Provision of Regional Public Goods in the Asia and Pacific Region PDF
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher:
Release: 2007
ISBN:
Size: 79.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Economic assistance
Languages : en
Pages : 44
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Supporting Provision Of Regional Public Goods In The Asia And Pacific Region

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Drought Contingency Plans And Planning In The Greater Horn Of Africa

Drought Contingency Plans and Planning in the Greater Horn of Africa PDF
Author: Marko Lesukat
Publisher:
Release: 2012
ISBN:
Size: 75.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drought relief
Languages : en
Pages : 23
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Drought Contingency Plans And Planning In The Greater Horn Of Africa

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Preparing The Greater Mekong Subregion Flood And Drought Risk Management And Mitigation Project Financed By The Japan Special Fund

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Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher:
Release: 2008
ISBN:
Size: 50.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Droughts
Languages : en
Pages : 22
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Preparing The Greater Mekong Subregion Flood And Drought Risk Management And Mitigation Project Financed By The Japan Special Fund

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Handbook Of Hazards And Disaster Risk Reduction And Management

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management PDF
Author: Ben Wisner
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 1136918698
Size: 79.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Languages : un
Pages : 912
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Handbook Of Hazards And Disaster Risk Reduction And Management

by Ben Wisner, Handbook Of Hazards And Disaster Risk Reduction And Management Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Handbook Of Hazards And Disaster Risk Reduction And Management books, The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools. Organized into five inter-related sections, this Handbook contains sixty-five contributions from leading scholars. Section one situates hazards and disasters in their broad political, cultural, economic, and environmental context. Section two contains treatments of potentially damaging natural events/phenomena organized by major earth system. Section three critically reviews progress in responding to disasters including warning, relief and recovery. Section four addresses mitigation of potential loss and prevention of disasters under two sub-headings: governance, advocacy and self-help, and communication and participation. Section five ends with a concluding chapter by the editors. The engaging international contributions reflect upon the politics and policy of how we think about and practice applied hazard research and disaster risk reduction. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.