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Assessing the Relationship between Natural Hazards and Poverty – A Conceptual and Methodological Proposal

This is the methodological proposal for the first biennial Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The 2009 GAR aims to analyse the relationship between natural hazards and poverty through quantitative and qualitative more

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Communicating Disasters: An Asia Pacific Resource Book

This publication offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives as well as a great deal of practical advice on how to communicate hazards and disasters at inter-personal, inter-agency, inter-sector and public levels. It draws on the rich and varied experience of 21 contributors representing the media, more

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Community-Based Disaster Risk Management: Gaining Ground in Hazard Prone Communities in Asia

This publication is a guide for facilitators and trainers in conducting training workshops on village level disaster risk assessment and planning. more

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Enhancing Security Sector Governance in the Pacific Region: A Strategic Framework

The Pacific region has witnessed violent conflict, civil unrest and political crises. This has led to a growing recognition of the critical role of law enforcement agencies and security institutions. However, in recent years, there have been concerns that these institutions lack capacity to meet more

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Guidelines and Lessons for Establishing and Institutionalizing Disaster Loss Databases

This report documents the experiences of the UNDP Regional Programme on Capacity Building for Sustainable Recovery and Risk Reduction in implementing disaster loss databases using the DesInventar methodology.  The DesInventar is based on a relational database structure and a disciplined expert more

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ICT in Disaster Management

This APDIP e-Note looks at how information and communications technology (ICT) is being used in disaster management. It provides a broad overview of the role ICT plays in the disaster management process. It examines the interplay between different ICT media and the stakeholders involved in all more

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Institutional and Legislative Systems for Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction: Indonesia

The development of Early Warning Systems (EWS) has received an exceptional amount of attention and resources in the aftermath of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. A lot of emphasis has been placed upon technical and instrumental arrangements, while policy, legal and institutional more

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Institutional and Legislative Systems for Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction: Indonesia - Summary

This report provides executive summary on the results of a study that captures: the status of Indonesia’s institutional, policy and legal framework for Early Warning Systems (EWS) and disaster risk reduction (DRR); the main gaps remaining to establish a comprehensive EWS within a holistic DRR more

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Institutional and Legislative Systems for Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction: Sri Lanka

The development of Early Warning Systems (EWS) has received an exceptional amount of attention and resources in the aftermath of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. A lot of emphasis has been placed upon technical and instrumental arrangements, while policy, legal and institutional more

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Institutional and Legislative Systems for Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction: Sri Lanka - Summary

This report provides executive summary on the results of a study that captures: the status of Sri Lanka’s institutional, policy and legal framework for Early Warning Systems (EWS) and disaster risk reduction (DRR); the main gaps remaining to establish a comprehensive EWS within a holistic DRR more