GAR 2019 contributing papers

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The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

2019

Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, modifications in land use pattern have brought about irreversible anthropogenic aggravations to the hydrological forms. This can be attributed to the impervious land surfaces in the urban area which

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

Science and technology has been recognized as one of the driving forces in the development and implementation of major international disaster risk reduction (DRR) frameworks. However, to fully utilize the knowledge created with science and technology for

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Emerald Group Publishing Limited
2019

Regardless of the setting, rural or urban, global north or south, highly resilient or not, successful Disaster Risk Management (DRM) depends on a deep understanding of governance, policy and other critical tools through which communities work together to

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019
This paper will examine the cases on how different groups of people, community disaster governance from gender and diversity perspective. The first two cases focus on the roles that the younger generation and women played in the reconstruction process after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, drawing from the cases of Oya Kaigan (Coast) and Kitakami in Ishinomaki City. The last two cases examine interventions by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and analyze how they contributed to promoting disaster-affected women’s agency and leadership in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
2019

The data required for assessing disaster risk can generally be divided into three categories: hazard, exposure and vulnerability. To date there is no widely accepted approach for storing and sharing such risk-related data using a common data structure. As

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Emerald Group Publishing Limited
2019

This paper argues that DRR frameworks and policies require a more nuanced and flexible approach when dealing with ‘the state’. State-centred frameworks, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, give ‘primary responsibility’ to the state

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction