Managing disaster risk by increasing local capacity and resilience and reducing vulnerability to natural hazards. The approach engages the local community in managing local disaster risk often with the collaboration of external actors from civil society, local government and the private sector.
26 Jul 2016, Indian Express
In the absence of any early flood warning system, villagers in Assam are banking on abnormal animal behaviour to predict and survive sudden inundation of their houses, say researchers. Locals also rely on observation of celestial bodies, nature and meteorology. These measures and techniques are locality specific, require no external help, and are inherently scientific.
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