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GLOBAL NETWORK OF NGOs
Building disaster resilient communities: Good practices and lessons learned
INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION; UNDP; NATIONS UNIS, juin 2007. 56 P.
To conclude the process, the “good practices” compiled in this publication were selected and polished. one of the criteria for selecting them was their potential for replication.
Download: http://www.unisdr.org/eng/about_isdr/isdr-publications/06-ngos-good-practices/ngos-good-practices.pdf

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION, FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE
Developing Early Warning Systems: A key checklist
INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION, FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE, UNITED NATIONS, 2006. 10 P.
Report of the third international conference on Early Warning Systems organised by the German government.
Early warning is an essential part of disaster risk reduction. It allows losses to be avoided and reduces the physical and economic impact of a disaster. In order to be effective, Early Warning Systems should actively involve the exposed communities (awareness raising and training, effective communication, warning and monitoring to maintain a constant state of preparation). In January 2005, the World Conference on Disaster Prevention adopted the “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005 - 2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters”. It explicitly argues for the development of early warning systems using a participatory approach.
The third international conference on Early Warning Systems which took place in Bonn, in Germany, 27-29 March 2006, was an opportunity to present innovative projects in the field of early warning and to discuss natural risks throughout the world and how their impacts can be reduced by implementing early warning systems centred on the community. The present document “Developing a Early Warning Systems: a key checklist” was drawn up after the Bonn conference in connection with the Hyogo Framework for Action. Organised around the four key parts of effective early warning systems, it is a simple checklist which can be used by governments and community organisations when they develop or evaluate an early warning system, or to check that essential procedures are in place. It is not a full design manual but a practical and non-technical reference guide.
Download: http://www.unisdr.org/ppew/info-resources/ewc3/checklist/French.pdf

BAAS, Stephen; RAMASAMY, Selvaraju; DEY DEPRICK, Jenny; BATTISTA, Federica
Disaster risk management systems analysis: A guide book
FAO, janvier 2008. 68 P.
With mounting international concern at the rising frequency and severity of natural hazards and disasters, in part due to factors related to climate change, there is increased impetus in many countries to put in place policy, legal, technical, financial and institutional measures that will reduce the destructive effects on the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities. The effective implementation of both DRR and DRM systems is contingent on sound institutional capacities by key actors at different levels of government, the private sector and civil society as well as effective coordination between these actors and levels. FAO’s field experiences with DRM, supported by normative studies, revealed that there are few practical tools available to guide the analysis of national, district and local institutional systems for DRM and to conceptualize and provide demand-responsive capacity-building thereafter. This Guide attempts to fill this gap by providing a set of tools for evaluating existing stuctures and local capacities and improving the effectiveness of DRR and DRM systems in development planning. It aims to improve understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of DRR.
Download: ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ai504e/ai504e00.pdf

UNDP INDIA
Good practices in community based disaster risk management: GOI-UNDP Disaster risk management programme (2002-2009)
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME; GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, 77 P.
This report presents the genesis and unfolding of the project. The document shows that disaster management programmes aim to strengthen social, economic and development goals and that there is not one unique model of disaster risk management (DRM) for the whole country. The programme includes a number of innovative projects in India, Bhutan, the Maldives, etc. The document is a compilation of six years of
Download: http://data.undp.org.in/dmweb/GdPracticesinCBDRM.PDF

SHAW, Rajib
Indigenous knowledge: Disaster risk reduction: Policy note
EUROPEAN UNION; ISDR; KYOTO UNIVERSITY; SEEDS, 2009, 18 P.
This report presents the issues related to integrating indigenous knowledge at the policy level and presents concrete examples of good practice.
Download: http://www.preventionweb.net/files/8853_IKPolicyNote.pdf

CLIMATE AND DISASTER RESILIENCE INITIATIVE, SHAW, Rajib
City profile : Climate and disaster resilience : Banda Aceh, Bangkok, Colombo, Danang, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Lloilo, Makati, Mumbai, San Fernando, Sukabumi, Suwon, Yokohama
KYOTO UNIVERSITY; RTF-URR; CITYNET; UNISDR; UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY, 2009. 36 P.
65 to 90% of economic activity in the majority of Asian countries is concentrated in urban zones. The cities of this continent are currently growing exponentially due notably to people escaping the negative risks of climate change. This study includes a comparative analysis of 15 Asian cities of varying sizes. It looks at the way stress from climate change is managed and the coping strategies used in areas affected by cyclones, floods, heatwaves, droughts, torrential rain and landslides. Via data collection and the analysis of questionnaires, the study maps the resilience of each city examined. The maps include violence in the cities as well as social, economic, institutional and natural aspects. The study concludes with a number of policy recommendations to be implemented to improve the management of urban stress linked to climate change.
Download: http://www.preventionweb.net/files/8168_cityprofilelowresolution.pdf

BENSON, Charlotte; TWIGG, John; ROSSETTO, Tlziana
Tools for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction: Guidance notes for development organisations
PROVENTION CONSORTIUM, january 2007. 178 P.
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http://www.proventionconsortium.org/themes/default/pdfs/tools_for_mainstreaming_DRR.pdf