Disaster risk reduction (DRR) looks at low-cost but effective actions that can be taken to reduce the negative impact of disasters such as floods and earthquakes. It is a systematic approach to reducing vulnerability and should be regarded as part of long-term sustainable development work.
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This is jointly published by ActionnAid Bangladesh, Plan Bangladesh and Practical Action Bangladesh as a part of organising 4th National Knowledge Convention on poverty and Development: Realities...
Practical Action, Bangladesh, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2012
This case study is based on alternative strategies for community-based flood preparedness. Traditionally people have developed different kinds of coping strategies related to their livelihoods.
Practical Action, Published on 2001
Cada año, los desastres se cobran decenas de vidas en nuestro país y dejan cuantiosas pérdidas materiales que afectan, incluso, la capacidad productiva de las localidades. Sin embargo, no tiene por...
Etienne, Emilie, Published on 2017
This is one of the best practice and learning on Community Based Early Warning System from South and South East Asia.
Action, Practical;Corps, Mercy, Published on 2012
The solutions proposed in this manual concentrate on low-cost single-story houses, built from earth in rural areas of earthquake-prone zones. They are based on research projects carried out at the...
Gernot Minke, Published by GIZ (GTZ) on 2001
This brief shows how addressing the increased vulnerability of people in the South is the only way to manage disasters.
Andrew Maskrey, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1992
Ce fait divers démontre bien que s'occuper de la vulnérabilité grandissante des populations du sud constitue le seul moyen de gérer les désastres.
Andrew Maskrey, Published on 1992
Programme elements Community-based drought preparedness strengthens methods already in place by the communities; using indigenous knowledge; local practices of drought management; existing...
Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2016
This document details emergency preparedness plans for disasters, based on the experience carried out by a project on the topic in Peru.
Practical Action, Published on 2013
This documentary describes how a collaborative work with a media influence national policy and practice to saving lives, properties and livelihoods of flood prone communities in Nepal. Practical...
Practical Action Nepal, Published on 2001
A poster on from vulnerability to resilience capitalizing on public investments
Farhana Sharmin, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2014
This technical brief details the precautionary measures you can take by preparing a kit bag in case of emergency
Practical Action Nepal;READ Nepal, Published on 2015
Capitalization process of the project Capacity-building at a community level in response to floods in two provinces of San Martin (Peru). The focal point of the capitalization is the incorporation...
Juvenal Medina;Wilson Sagástegui, Published on 2013
A short interagency film about disaster risk reduction. A brief introduction on Community Based Disaster Risk Management developed jointly by a number of non-governmental agencies. This module,...
Published on 2014
This report contains a number of case studies from around the world. Together with the short film project ‘ Local voices, global choices’ they highlight what can be achieved when local voices...
Moss, Sarah, Published by BOND Disaster Risk Reduction Group on 2012
This presentation is on Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction/ climate change adaptation into local development planning process.
Hidellage,V., Published on 2015