Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

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IDS is a leading global organization for research, teaching and communications on international development. The research programmes are organized in five closely linked multidisciplinary teams: globalization; governance; knowledge; technology and society; participation, power and social change; vulnerability and poverty reduction.

In 2011 a new team will form on Climate Change and Development.

Disaster Reduction Goal

The main goal of the work on DRR is to support research, advice and capacity building for people in poor countries, especially (but not only) in the context of climate related hazards and climate change.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

1. The Strengthening Climate Resilience project supports an innovative approach to reduce vulnarability to natural disasters and climate change by supporting governments and civil society organisations. This is called 'Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Management'. This project is managed by a consortium of Institute for Development Studies, Christian Aid and Plan International. It operates in 10 countries in Asia and Africa.

Recent projects:
2. Climate and Disaster Governance
CDG investigated opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction at the national and sub-national level. The programme seeks to identify governance options which could help to reduce climate and disaster risk to poor communities and keep development on track. A collaborative research initiative aimed at supporting policy-makers and civil society organisations engaged in disaster and climate-resilient development at every scale.

3. Children in a Changing Climate
A coalition of leading child-focused research, development and humanitarian organisations each with a commitment to share knowledge, coordinate activities and work with children as agents of change. Committed to effective protection and meaningful participation of children and young people in our changing climate. The coalition began in 2007 and continues to host events and disseminate research, through film, print and online media, highlighting the importance of child-centred disaster risk reduction and climate change prevention and adaptation.

Pubblicazioni dell'autore Institute of Development Studies (IDS)