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Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia  

Mihir Bhatt, Ronak B. Patel, Kelsey Gleason, and Mehul Pandya

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Feb 2020
Both the impact and the frequency of natural disasters and extreme events in South Asia are steadily increasing due to growing exposure and vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are ... More

Linking Hazard Vulnerability, Risk Reduction, and Adaptation  

Jörn Birkmann and Joanna M. McMillan

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Feb 2020
The concepts of vulnerability, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are interlinked. Risk reduction requires a focus not just on the hazards themselves or on the people and ... More

Managing Vulnerability During Cascading Disasters: Language Access Services  

Federico Marco Federici

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Feb 2020
Communication underpins all phases of disaster risk reduction: it is at the heart of risk mitigation, by increasing resilience and preparedness, and by interacting with affected communities ... More

Natural Hazards Governance in Algeria  

Djillali Benouar

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Feb 2020
Natural hazard governance has become complicated. This is because many recent disasters had the biggest impact in urban areas with a large concentration of people heavily dependent on ... More

Natural Disaster Risk Financing and Transfer in ASEAN Countries  

Paul Raschky and Sommarat Chantarat

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Feb 2020
ASEAN countries are frequently hit by a variety of natural disasters, and a large fraction of economic activity in ASEAN countries is located in areas exposed to these natural perils. ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Africa  

Thomas Smucker, Maingi Solomon, and Benjamin Wisner

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Feb 2020
A growing number of civil society actors across the African continent are in the forefront of disaster risk reduction (DRR) engagements that span service delivery, humanitarian response, ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Asia and the Pacific  

Allison Rowlands and Benjamin Wisner

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Feb 2020
International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), national nongovernmental organizations (NNGOs), as well as faith-based and community-based organizations play a vital role in natural ... More

Tsunami Preparedness and Mitigation Strategies  

James Goltz and Katsuya Yamori

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Feb 2020
Tsunamis are natural hazards that have caused massive destruction and loss of life in coastal areas worldwide for centuries. Major programs promoting tsunami safety, however, date from the ... More

Inter-Agency Collaboration for Natural Hazard Management in Developed Countries  

Nibedita Ray-Bennett, Daniel Mendez, Edris Alam, and Christian Morgner

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Jan 2020
Although the concept of natural hazard management as the central institutional mode of governance for coping with disasters appeared in the 1970s, inter-agency collaboration in natural ... More

Non-Governmental Organizations and Natural Hazard Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Benjamin Wisner, Alonso Brenes, and Victor Marchezini

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Jan 2020
International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and national NGOs (NNGOs) attempt to play many roles in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and governance of natural hazards. Although in this ... More

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