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Technology Intervention and Policy Impact for DRR, Nilwala River, Sri Lanka, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Peradeniya 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:   Pilot studies were conducted in the Ambagahawela paddy track of the Nilwala basin in southern Sri Lanka […]

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Nepal’s Emergency Preparedness and Response System: Good practices, lessons learnt, and gaps

“Though landslides, floods and epidemics occur annually right across Nepal, this study focuses on just nine of the nation’s 75 districts: six in the Far- and Mid-West and three in the Eastern development regions. It further narrowed its focus to the 2008 flood of the Koshi River, the 2009 flash floods in Kailali and Kanchanpur

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Disaster risk governance: Unlocking progress and reducing risk

The call and the analysis presented here responds to an identified need for more comparative studies on how governance systems and development situations have shaped progress on disaster risk management (DRM). This paper reviews a selected number of different governance systems in terms of their institutional structures (centralized and decentralized); distribution of power and decision-making

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Future of Food: Food Security in an Insecure World

Feeding a growing global population is a challenge that spans industries and governments. A panel discusses how research, technology, policy, and engagement with local farmers could help build a comprehensive strategy for improving our food system. MODERATOR:Terry Garcia – Chief Science & Exploration Officer, National Geographic Society PARTICIPANTS:Dan Glickman – Co-Chair, AGreeTjada D’Oyen McKenna –

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DRR law in Philippines, Rep. Act 10121

´An Act stregthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System, providing for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management framweork and institutionalizing the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan, appropriatting funds there for and for other purposes…} This Act shall be known as the ”Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010“.  Philippine

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Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development: challenges and experience in the Philippines

This case study was undertaken by the ProVention Consortium in support of the process to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development, examining experience to date and challenges ahead in mainstreaming at a country level. The paper focuses on the first two, and arguably most difficult steps, in mainstreaming – awareness-raising and the establishment of a

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Drought Preparedness Planning: Building Institutional Capacity

Past attempts to manage drought and its impacts through a reactive, crisis management approach have been ineffective, poorly coordinated, and untimely.  Because of the ineffectiveness of this approach, greater interest has evolved in recent years in the adoption of a more proactive risk-based management approach in some countries. The 10-step drought planning process developed by Wilhite (1991) was

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Managing Disaster Risks: Sendai Report

The Sendai Report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated– or ‘mainstreamed’–into all aspects of development. The report outlines how the World Bank will work to further integrate DRM into development planning and upscale support for targeted DRM initiatives. English version

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