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Process of managing risk at the lowest level of governance

Southasiadisasters.net, issue no. 89, December 2012:

This issue addresses the process of managing risk at the lowest level of governance and the way this process must be owned by local authorities. It presents articles covering different aspects of process oriented district disaster management (DM) planning in India. The content includes: (i) people led district disaster management; (ii) Puri district disaster management plan; (iii) district disaster management plan (DDMP) of West Champaran; (iv) revision of DM plan framework and process in Gujarat; (v) making district disaster management in Ladakh; (vi) role of state disaster management authority in making DDMPs; (vii) development of a model district disaster management plan in Madhubani; (viii) hazard and vulnerability capacity analysis of Odisha; and (ix) making district disaster management plan pro poor. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) framework is used to develop District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP).

The contributors include - John Samuel of Country Program Specialist for Tearfund UK.; Jaya Krishna Behera of Eastern Odisha Resource Centre (EORC), XIMB, Odisha; Girish Peter of Caritas India, Bihar; Binoy Acharya of Unnati, Gujarat; Rigzin Spalbar of LAHDC, Leh; Simanchal Pattnaik of Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA), Bihar; Narendra Singh Kachhotiya of Sphere India. With this publication AIDMI is making knowledge contribution to make Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) work at the local level.


  • Themes:Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:India

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/30245

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