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Participatory hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment: practice and theory

Source(s):  All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)
Concern Worldwide

Southasiadisasters.net, issue no. 79, August 2011:

This issue addresses hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment (HVCA), which forms a critical part of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme and has the potential to instruct the necessary agencies and stakeholders to prepare for emergencies and post-disaster long-term recovery efforts specific to coastal areas. The publication has been prepared with the objective to build understanding on HVCA and thinking beyond projects for institutionalizing HVCA. It also share the views of DRR experts on the 'World Humanitarian Day'.

The articles of publication include: (i) World Humanitarian Day: what and why; (ii) tribute to humanitarian aid workers on World Humanitarian Day; (iii) HVCA: thinking beyond projects; (iv) ensuring rights of persons with disabilities in HVCA exercise; (v) engendered HVCA; (vi) community, information and resilience: building on the opportunities; (vii) need based HVCA; (viii) community specific HVCA and challenges; and (ix) HVCA for building disaster resilience among disaster-prone communities.



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  • Participatory hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment: practice and theory
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 16 p.

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