Tags: livelihoods

A Feasibility Study on Integrated Community Based Flood Disaster Management of Banke District, Nepal

A joint research study by ICHARM/PWRI and NDRI, Nepal aimed at investigating the root causes of flood disasters in West Rapti river basin in Nepal and devising strategy to manage flood with community-based approach by targeting improvement in the resilience of the community within the broader framework of enhancing livelihood options and poverty alleviation. A …

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Feasibility Study for Agricultural Insurance in Nepal

A feasibility study investigating the potential for agricultural insurance to be used as a financial risk transfer tool for small and marginal farmers in Nepal. The study outlines the core institutional, financial, and technical challenges to the introduction of agricultural insurance and then outlines a framework for overcoming these challenges to develop a sustainable, market-based …

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Partners for Resilience

The Partners for Resilience (PfR) is an alliance led by the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Netherlands, Cordaid, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International. In the Philippines the PfR alliance is working in the northern regions of the Cordilleras and Mountain Province, urban Metro Manila, and rural northern Mindanao. PfR strategies include strengthening …

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Social Vulnerability, Sustainable Livelihoods and Disasters

The need to analyse and prepare for peoples’ vulnerability to natural hazards could be rooted in the sustainable livelihoods (SL) approach, and in development work which aims to reduce the elements of vulnerability that are a result of poverty. As such, vulnerability analysis (VA) may help to bring humanitarian work in line with [development organizations’] …

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El Salvador, Program for Prevention and Mitigation of Flood Disasters in the Lower Lempa River Basin

The Lower Lempa River Basin in El Salvador is unique in social terms and in the type of flood hazard it faces. During the civil war, this zone was depopulated. After the war, former combatants from both sides were offered land there for resettlement. A number of NGOs and civil society organisations provided assistance to …

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Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations

A paper that outlines “key lessons related to the design and implementation of urban disaster-response programmes … written for people planning and implementing relief and early recovery operations in urban areas: those who have to decide if, when and how to intervene.” Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-lessons-urban-2012.pdf