Participatory Information Management for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction

In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation
Chapter: 2009
Book Chapter
Participatory Information Management for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction

The chapter considers the current disasters as consequences of imperfect information. The chapter analyzes the current models of information generation and dissemination and propose an alternative that considers people at risk as both source and sink of information that helps in designing better solutions. The chapter heavily derives experiences from the participatory research and development, assess the role of information networks in disseminating risk related information for an effective action at the local level.

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