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Indigenous disaster early warning, preparedness, and response


Environmental Emergencies News: Issue 6, April 2007, pages 2-3:

This article presents examples of indigenous disaster early warning, preparedness, and response including: mitigation efforts of the Banyala community in Budalang’I, Kenya; prediction of drought and floods in Swaziland, and drought and famine in Tanzania; disaster early warning of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Kamchatka of the Russian Federation; tsunami risk identification of the Simeulue community, Indonesia; tsunami early warning of sea gypsies along Thailand’s southern coast and the tribal communities living on India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands; typhoon risk identification in the Saigasaki and Tano districts of Japan; flood, cyclone and storm surge preparedness among local communities in Bangladesh.

Keywords

  • Themes:Indigenous Knowledge, Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Storm Surge, Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Russian Federation, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Rep of

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/18123

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