Southasiadisasters.net, issue no. 86, July 2012:
This issue addresses local actions in disaster risk reduction, asserting that all risks are reduced locally in the end. It presents articles covering different aspects of the development of district disaster management plan, focusing on Bihar, India. the content includes: (i) making district disaster management plan pro poor: local experience; (ii) a human rights-based approach and district disaster management plans; (iii) placing community first; (iv) a change of mind is needed; (v) embankment legacies and their effects on social systems; (vi) resilience and the district disaster management plan of west Champaran; (vii) hazards, vulnerability and capacity building of west Champaran -macro analysis; (viii) disaster management – a district level approach perspective; and (ix) migration and DDMPs.
It includes contributions form the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Caritas India, GIZ International Services and AIDMI. Young scholars of Kings College, UK, have made refreshing contributions. The next step is to start thinking about district level risk index maps using multi-temporal satellite and community data in India.
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