coastal communities

Consultancy: Learning from Coalition Building in Coastal Cities

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) aims to develop set of tools and services to assist Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies and their partners to create effective city coalitions on community resilience, targeting climate-smart resilience and coastal risk reduction in particular.  The Coalition Building in Coastal Cities is being implemented across three countries and […]

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Measuring disaster-resilient communities: A case study of coastal communities in Indonesia

Vulnerability reduction and resilience building of communities are central concepts in recent policy debates. Although there are fundamental linkages, and complementarities exist between the two concepts, recent policy and programming has focused more on the latter. It is assumed here that reducing underlying causes of vulnerabilities and their interactions with resilience elements is a prerequisite

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Community Preparedness and Resilience in a Coastal Community on Mannar Island, Sri Lanka, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract: Sri Lanka has experienced many types of natural disasters, and the country’s Disaster Management Centre has

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