Materiale Tecnico

Prendendo spunto dal modello del Ciclo del Disastro, composto dalle azioni: prevenzione, preparazione, soccorso, recupero, ripristino, in un'ottica di mitigazione e costruzioni di sistemi/comunità resilienti, in questa parte del sito vengono presentati, suddivisi per argomenti, tutti quegli approfondimenti tecnici che possono essere utili per una formazione permanente ed un approfondimento delle tematiche di proprio interesse.

Disability and disasters

The importance of an inclusive approach to vulnerability & social capital
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This paper outlines the importance of applying a structural approach to vulnerability to disasters and presents evidence on the relationship between disability and disaster‐related risks in low and middle income countries. It is based on a comprehensive literature review of primary research and identifies four groups of structural factors acting as the pathways to increased vulnerability and inequality: (i) a lack of information and knowledge of disability issues among governments and relief organisations; (ii) exclusion of persons with disabilities from disaster management and relief; (iii) inaccessibility of physical environments, preparedness measures, shelters and relief aid; and (iv) stigma and discrimination.

Disaster risk reduction themes and issues

A schema for the categorization of DRR knowledge and action
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The purpose of this document is to describe the thematic classification system that has been developed, with the aim of promoting a better understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), and the development of an internationally recognized information classification and exchange standard. It is hoped that a clear set of well defined themes will help non-specialists such as journalists and newcomers make sense of this complex area of work. This document is not meant to be a glossary of DRR terminology, but serves as a broad overview of the DRR domain.

Learning Lessons from Crises and Disasters

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines learning as the acquisition of "knowledge of skill ... through study or experience or by being taught". In defining 'lesson' it distinguishes between "a thing learned" and "a thing that serves as a warning or encouragement". The concept of 'lessons learned' is widely used in disaster risk reduction, a field that offers many opportunities to learn from practical experience and theoretical study...

Disaster risk management

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This paper documents a very successful good practice of a risk management programme mainstreaming gender equality and cultural and indigenous approach implemented in Mexico. It presents the main methods developed and validated, and the programme's replication in communities and municipalities in high risk, scaling it from regional to national level, through creative public policies (“sound policies”).

Manual for vulnerability reduction in community based projects

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This manual was produced by the “Local Management of Risks in the Yucatan Peninsula” project team in order to be used by local experts engaged in the project. Such experts were trained by this SGP-GEF – UNDP project in the areas of risk prevention and disaster response. Experts integrate the so-called “Micro regional Crisis Recovery Unit” (UMAC by its’ Spanish acronym) in every micro region with SGP-GEF presence, being responsible, among others, for leading participatory activities to analyse risks and design strategies of mitigation within the SGPGEF community based projects conducted with the assistance of this manual.

Safer homes, safer communities

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This handbook was developed to assist policy makers and project managers engaged principally in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities, a complex series of decisions that, taken together, will affect the communities involved for many years. However, the handbook should be useful to communities and professionals involved in any type of post-disaster housing and community reconstruction project.