Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis: A Guide Book

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2008 - Medical - 78 pages
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Disaster Risk Management (DRM) combines, through a management perspective, the concept of prevention, mitigation and preparedness with response to the rising frequency and severity of natural hazards and disasters. There are few practical tools available to guide the analysis of national, district and local institutional systems for DRM. This guide fills this gap by providing a set of tools that have been developed and tested in field projects, with particular reference to disaster-prone areas and vulnerable sectors and population groups. Also published in Spanish.

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This book has a toolset for the characterization and strengthening of DRM at the international, national, province/district/municipality, community and institution layers. A framework enumerates initiatives for each of the periods for disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery. Preparedness links both development, through mitigation and prevention, and humanitarian assistance, through relief and recovery. Another framework for sustainable livelihoods indicates which households are most vulnerable. There is a list of key questions for leaders. A form is shown to document the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across levels. There are six modules, two annexes and many figures, relational maps, and checklists. It can be downloaded as a PDF from the web. 

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ASSESSMENT OF DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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ASSESSMENT OF DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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ANALYSING AND INTERPRETING THE DATA
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