This book presents a selection of examples and experiences of disaster reduction that responds to the need for identifying good practices and sharing experiences and information, identified by many - including Governments - during the preparatory process for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR). It highlights efforts and practices being undertaken in disaster reduction through practical examples of the review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World adopted in 1994, drawn from communities, academic and technical involvements as well as governments at national and more local levels.
Know Risk directly complements the ISDR secretariat’s flagship publication, "Living with Risk: A global review of disaster reduction initiatives". Its subject also considers issues discussed in related publications of ISDR partners including the UN Development Programme’s Reducing Disaster Risk: A challenge for development and the World Disaster Report of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Finally, it contributes to the comprehensive range of literature on disaster risk reduction currently available, including official WCDR documentation and the collection of the ISDR library.
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