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

The development of multi-hazard risk assessment frameworks has gained momentum in the recent past, aiming to provide a complete risk panorama at locations and portfolios exposed to the occurrence of different perils. Nevertheless, for a proper

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 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
2019

Community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction have been the subject of attention for practitioners and scholars in the humanitarian and development sector for many decades. One of the core elements of the concept is the notion of inherent

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

Vanuatu is one of the most hazard prone nations in the world and frequently tops the World Risk Report as the nation with the highest overall disaster risk. The devastation wrought by category 5 cyclone Pam (2015), the El Niño drought (2015/16), and

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction