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Heat Waves and Human Health: Emerging Evidence and Experience to Inform Risk Management in a Warming World

This report from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project examines efforts to better understand and manage the risks of extreme heat on human wellbeing, including the public health burden heat poses and the direct and indirect impacts of heat waves. The assessment was made in support of the Climate Service for Resilient Development …

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Situation Assessment study about disaster and emergency preparedness of NGOs that work or have the potential of working in disaster areas

This study was conducted with the purpose of measuring the disaster and emergency readiness of organizations that work or that have the potential of working in disasters and emergencies. Within the scope of the study, a web-based questionnaire was applied between the dates of August 28 and October 26, 2015, and comprised 25 questions. The …

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A unified front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

This report makes the case that a unified effort of business partnership is needed to effectively manage the unexpected difficulties that arise as a result of disasters. It presents some strategies and best practices companies have implemented for dealing with disasters and reducing their impact. It also discusses a number of trends that are critical …

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Eco-system Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan: a Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook introduces some approaches to disaster risk management based on a symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity, and compiles basic information on practical matters for reference. It highlights some of the benefits and advantages of Eco-system based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR), the traditional and new ecosystem-based approaches as well as the key points in …

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Do Disasters Create Opportunities for Change Towards Sustainability?

This study looks at how people and organizations – in the midst of post-disaster devastation and loss – are able to see and seize opportunities for change towards sustainability. The post-disaster recovery process from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami devastating Aceh, Indonesia is one of the cases with mixed accounts that framed their recovery around …

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Building Capacity for Disaster Risk Management

This video presents the key findings of a two-year research project on national and local capacity building for disaster risk management, implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. IFRC 2015

A guide to measuring urban risk resilience: principles, tools and practice of urban indicators

This Guidebook describes the principles, tools and practices of three (3) urban disaster risk and resilience indicator systems based on EMI’s collective experience in implementing them in various urban settings in the last decade with local authorities. The objective of the Guidebook and the case studies presented here is to describe the methodology and participatory …

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Thematic Mapping for Disaster Risk Assessment in Case of Earthquake

This paper examines some problems that arise in thematic mapping for disaster management in case of earthquake due to the various types, structure and classification of data provided by various organizations. It represents some of the efforts performed within the framework of the university UACEG-CNIP research project dealing with a conceptual model for information system …

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