Disaster Risk Reduction

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Submission to Policy Process
Contributing Papers for the 2019 Global Assessment Report
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Paul
Pavelic
Andrew
Ross
Groundwater is a de-facto source of water during drought and emergencies. In a broader perspective, the traditional short-term strategy of using groundwater to combat water deficits during drought needs revisiting. The objective of this paper is to examine the relevance and options for developing and adopting such groundwater-based natural...
Book Chapter
In POLICY DOCUMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Equity and Fairness constitute important aspirations that most governmental and non-governmental stakeholders strive to achieve in their interventions. Equity and fairness have high significance especially in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation as it is evident that disasters affect communities differently depending on their...
Peer-reviewed Article
In UNISDR Global Assessment Report 19
This paper presents results from a regional survey conducted on the globalization of local risks through investments in the vulnerable regions of Asia. Some countries that have been successful in attracting global investments in manufacturing and service industries are also highly vulnerable to natural hazard risks raising an important issue of...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Human Security: Asian Experience and Perspectives
Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries could be attributed to this rise. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks, this chapter presents the findings of the survey conducted by authors with the development practitioners and experts from Asia. The purpose of the...
Discussion Paper
Ecosystem-based (EB) approaches have been strongly promoted in various international environmental and development processes. As a result, they are gaining increasing attention among development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. A review of G20 national adaptation plans and related strategies revealed that member countries have...
Presentation
Stakeholder consultation on Maximizing the Climate Security in Asia through a Coordinated Emergency Assistance Framework
Japan is one of the prominent contributors towards overseas development assistance (ODA) and emergency relief assistance (external emergency assistance, EEA) in the aftermath of major natural disasters. These assistances have costs and benefits to both the recipients and to the donor countries. In order to improve the efficacy of various forms of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Joy J.
Pereira
Arpah A.
Bakar
Divya S.
Solomon
Juan J.
Pulhin
J.
J. Cummins
Several risk insurance initiatives have been implemented at the grassroots level for reducing the vulnerability of communities to natural disasters. Despite these efforts, the penetration of risk insurance in developing Asia is poor compared to many developed countries due to several barriers that this sector is facing and the cost of insurance...
Commissioned Report
The Project for Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration (termed as CN20 Project), which complies with the Concept Note (CN) 20 of the 21 Flagship and Priority Projects of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme...
Book Chapter
In Handbook of disaster risk reduction and management
Author:
Cody
Knutson
Jay
Cummins
Bam H.M.
Razafindrabe
This chapter reviews specific institutional mechanisms and drought response and management approaches followed in some of the developed and developing countries including India, Kenya, Australia and United States of America with the purpose of understanding the way the drought is declared and drought responses are made. It is evident from this...
Book
Author:
Both the full report and summary documents are attached. Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The ASEAN Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project on ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’. The...