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Bringing Collaborative Governance in Community Early Warning System for Flood Risk Reduction

  Published 23 March 2015 The collaboration of government, local government, and community is key to flood early warning systems. The Program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand (ADPC and USAID) implemented various activities under the program to strengthen the collaboration which also brings the understanding among stakeholders on flood early warning system. …

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Building flood preparedness in community: Implementing early warning systems in Ayutthaya (Thailand)

Published: 23 March 2015 Ayutthaya, Thailand – This case study concerns the Program for Reduction of Vulnerability to Floods in Thailand implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) as a focal point on disaster risk reduction organization in Thailand and with the support …

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Flood Early Warning Systems- Asian Disaster Management

Asian Disaster Management News Vol. 21 (2015) This edition of Asian Disaster Management News focuses on early warning systems. It includes over 7 diferent articles, including case study on Flood Early Warning Systems as a Climate Resilience Measure in Indonesia.      Asian Disaster Management News Vol. 21 (2015) on Flood Early Warning Systems

How 2 empty buckets can save a life: Bangladesh emergency response course goes local

Within the first 24 to 72 hours after a disaster, local communities are on the front-line of emergency response. Depending on location and scale of emergency, response time may vary.   As this Case Study explores, communities’ confidence to respond to emergencies is commonly based on available resources. However, as CADRE participants in this case learned, basic household items can provide …

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Case study: HOPE, a pivotal program to Nepal’s future in emergency medicine

In Nepal, the implementation of the HOPE program has been pivotal in the development of emergency planning in hospitals. According to Dr. Pradeep, before HOPE implementation in 2004, only two hospitals − including Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital − had emergency plans. The disaster management plans were comparatively poor and not well developed. Since 2004, approximately two HOPE courses have been conducted each year and eleven hospitals now …

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Case Study: Getting the word out: Women emergency responders in Bangladesh pass message on, train others

In Bangladesh, histories of oral traditions have laid the foundation for community training in emergency response. A strong colloquial culture in folklore and story telling makes a compelling case why community training is practical and effective. In many cases, knowledge equates to power.   Within these traditions, women have a central role in passing on knowledge to others as provider and educator …

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Case study: Coordination improved response time and increased concentration during emergency, volunteers report

As this case illustrates, community-led teams can take a lead in response efforts for disasters of international significance, as well as smaller and more local incidents.   The Savar incident is such a case: beginning as a local incident, it has garnered considerable international media attention and led to wide-ranging changes in national and international policy for the readymade garment industry.   …

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Case Study: Striking Gender Balance to Build A Flood-Resilient Community

    Published June 2013   An estimated US$ 45.7 billion loss caused by the 2011 flooding crisis in Thailand well reflected Mrs. Mayuree’s view towards less-prioritized issue of flooding resilience and preparedness among local communities. To enhance resilience and sustainably reduce vulnerability of flood-prone province, local residents at Ban Ta Luang for the first time learned about disaster risk management skill …

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