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Disaster Risk Reduction

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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4th National Knowledge Convention English

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

Alternative Strategies for Community-based Flood Preparedness

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

Construction Manual for Earthquake-Resistant Houses Built of Earth

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

Defining the Community's Role in Disaster Mitigation

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

Définir le Rôle de la Communaute Dans L’attenuation Des Catastrophes

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

Drought in the horn of Africa echo stakeholders meeting

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

Early Warning Saving Lives

This document describes Practical Action's work on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal.

Published on 2008

Earthquake Resistant Housing

This brief shows simple construction methods to make houses safer during earthquakes.

Lucky Lowe;Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2008

Emergency Preparedness Plans

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

Flood Adaptive Vegetable Nursery Technology

This technical brief describes on flood adaptive measure for vegetable nursery technology.

Khadka, Rakesh, Published by Practical Action, Nepal on 2016

Flood Early Warning System through SMS in Nepal

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 2017

From vulnerability to resilience capitalizing on public investments

A poster on from vulnerability to resilience capitalizing on public investments

Farhana Sharmin, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2014

How to Prepare an Emergency Kit Bag

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

Incorporating Risk Reduction into Education

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

Local Voices, Global Choices

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

Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction: climate change adaptation into local development planning process

This presentation is on Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction/ climate change adaptation into local development planning process.

Hidellage,V., Published on 2015

Permanent Shelter for Housing Infrastructure and Services Design

Providing a people first approach to housing, engaging with them to rebuild communities.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

Planes de Preparación de Emergencia

Este documento aborda los planes resultantes de la experiencia desarrollada en el contexto de un proyecto de preparación para emergencias en Perú.

Practical Action, Published on 2011

Plans D'Urgence

Ce document aborde les plans qui découlent de l'expérience menée dans le cadre du projet de préparation aux situations d'urgence au Pérou.

Practical Action, Published on 2013

Post 2015 Development Framework and Climate Change: Demystifying the Relevance & Realities for Bangladesh

The year 2015 is of a greater significance in ‘development’ history of +195 countries that agreed to work on a development pathway that is sustainable and ‘leaves no one behind’. This...

ActionAid, Published on 2016


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