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Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region

Source(s):  Bath Spa University (BSU)

This science-policy briefing paper details the problem of increasing disaster risk in mountain regions alongside a gap in local community engagement. The briefing calls for a shift in emphasis, which fosters inclusive community engagement, and takes better account of local knowledge in disaster risk reduction. Specific recommendations are (p. 5):

  1. revision of State and District disaster management plans;
  2. implementation of comprehensive awareness campaigns; and
  3. programmes to capture the diversity of local knowledge.

The target audience is government authorities, NGOs, and research organisations.



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  • Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Johnson, Richard; Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra; Chand, Kesar et al.
  • Number of pages 7 p.

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