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Budgeting for South Africa’s disaster management

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South African municipalities are left to contend with recurring disasters because of reactive policies that are fueled by budget constraints and poorly allocated funds. But an expert warns that even with sufficient funding, municipalities still lack the capacity to implement good disaster management practices.

  • Lessons for India from the California forest fires

    Live-Mint/Hindustan Times, HT Media Ltd.

    India faces similar wild fire risks to California and is therefore susceptible to the same devastation. But India lacks sufficient fire planning knowledge, statistics, and policies, all the while fighting fires with outdated methods. In an age of climate variability, such lack of preparedness can put India’s forest wealth at a huge risk.

  • Indonesia: After the Palu and Lombok disasters

    Conversation Media Group, the

    The last two disasters in Palu and Lombok show that Indonesia should embrace a new chapter in its disaster risk governance. Indonesia must embed DRR in development planning, especially at local level, while ensuring its districts have disaster-sensitive spatial planning, a culture of public safety and awareness, and adequate financing to deal with disasters.

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