Good practices

Source(s):Universidad Eafit
Publication date:28/07/2016
Number of pages:278 p.

This special issue, co-edited by Dr. Juan Pablo Sarmiento, Mr. Neil McFarlane, and Dr. Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez consists of 13 papers authored by 30 academics from 11 higher educations institutions from 10 different countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and United States).

The issues discussed include:

  • Disaster risk management in business education entrepreneurial formation for corporate sustainability.
  • Business continuity and disaster risk management in business education: Case of York University.
  • Disaster risk management and business education: the case of small and medium enterprises.
  • Adaptation to climate change and integration of disaster risk management in business education: A case study in Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil.
  • Teaching disaster risk management: lessons from the Rotman School of Management.
  • Proposal to introduce disaster risk management topics in master programs in ESAN Graduate School of Business.
  • Training the next generation of disaster risk managers through sustainability research and teaching.
  • Mainstreaming disaster risk management into management education: Case of the Mona School of Business & Management.
  • Business education and creation of awareness for disaster risk management in Chile.
  • Mainstreaming disaster risk management for finance: application of real options method for disaster risk sensitive project.
  • Mainstreaming disaster risk management in higher education.
  • Sustainability education in Indian business schools: a status review.

AD-minister, Number 28, January-June 2016. This document is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Source(s):United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Hyogo Liaison Office, Kokusai Kogyo Co, Ltd.
Publication date:14/06/2013
Number of pages:98 p.
This document presents a selection of fourteen case studies focusing on good practices and lessons learned by the private sector in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011. It highlights the role the private sector can play in disaster risk reduction (DRR), with a focus on the strong contributions made by private businesses across sectors, utilizing their core business strength(s). The fourteen examples from diverse industries in Japan illustrate how the private sector can contribute to disaster resilience, recovery, and reconstruction through the application of their core business strength(s), beyond the forms of contribution typically made under the name of corporate social responsibility. They are grouped under the three strategic goals specified in the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). Each example concludes with a summary of: 1) what worked as good practices, 2) what lessons were learned, 3) practical tips for replication, and 4) how the case is connected to HFA. The concluding section of this publication ties the fourteen cases to five important take-home messages, and also links the points highlighted in the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 to specific cases that serve as illustration. This publication is jointly presented by UNDRR Hyogo Office and Kokusai Kogyo, a Japanese geospatial information consulting firm, whose Chairperson and CEO is one of the 17 members of the UNDRR Private Sector Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction (PSAG). It is intended to serve as a practical guide and a source of concrete ideas, not only to private sector companies looking towards further engagement in DRR, but also to public sector actors wishing to engage and/or partner with the private sector towards 2015 and beyond.
Source(s):United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership
Publication date:03/06/2013
Number of pages:27 p.
This publication contains 14 good practices and case studies that have been compiled by the Private Sector Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Each of the 14 examples applies one or more of the five essentials for business in their pursuit of disaster risk reduction. It presents the various types of collaboration and cooperation, core to the all five essentials, that are positioned as critical in minimizing or potentially eliminating disasters as well as disasters’ effects on people, property and ultimately, the health, economy and resilience of workers, communities, regions and nations. This publication is an evolving document. The UNDRR-Private Sector Advisory Group will continue to expand the portfolio of good practices and case studies to give readers relevant concepts, practical guidance and inspiration to contribute to disaster risk reduction through core-business practice.
Source(s):Plan International, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Publication date:24/10/2012
Number of pages:48 p.
This publication provides children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces" (as recognized in the declaration adopted in Incheon by the Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2010) from their own point of view. Previous surveys conducted with children globally show that their views on local governance for disaster risk reduction often tend to be less positive than those of adults in all respects. This suggests that children have contributions to, or views about the process of improving local governance for disaster risk reduction which are unique to children but not yet being taken on board. Thus this publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) on how disasters and climate change affects their lives and their rights. It highlights their views on what they believe their role can be in addressing disaster risk and climate change in their community and what they are expecting from their government, NGOs and the private sector. By presenting their own experiences of participating in disaster risk reduction activities, it aims to highlight the capacity of children in order to inspire other children and youth, as well as encourage local governments, NGOs, and the private sector to support child-centered community risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
Source(s):United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Tudor Rose
Publication date:20/06/2011
Number of pages:168 p.
This book was published for launch at the third Session of Global Platform for Disaster Reduction (GPDR) and it is the latest in a series of volumes addressing natural disasters, and how their impact can be reduced by effective capacity building and prevention strategies. The 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 GPDR. Its subject also considers issues discussed in related publications of ISDR partners. Finally, it contributes to the comprehensive range of literature on disaster risk reduction.
Source(s):International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, Tudor Rose
Publication date:05/02/2009
Number of pages:320 p.
This book was produced to mark the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), a United Nations initiative to reduce the negative effects of natural disasters. This volume communicates solutions to the problems associated with natural disasters, stimulating discussion and improvements in methods of protecting people and property. It includes contributions from over 100 experts in hazard observation and helped to raise the profile of the IDNDR initiative, bringing issues concerning natural disaster management to a wider audience.
Source(s):Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning
Publication date:05/12/2008
Number of pages:80 p.

All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in disasters. Simple measures can be taken beforehand to strengthen the resilience of communities, to save lives, to secure livelihoods and to prevent the loss of investments and development gains. When a natural hazard threatens a nation, public facilities and private businesses alike have to protect their assets, their workforce, and their supply and distribution chains in order for society and the economy to keep functioning. This publication highlights seventeen examples how the private sector engages in partnerships to reduce the risk of disaster.