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Practice and learning - disaster risk reduction

We help identify and implement practical, sustainable technologies that people can use to reduce the impact of disasters. We research, develop and adapt technologies, making sure that success in one country can form a template for success in another. Consequently, our projects make an impact far beyond the communities that initially benefit.

Our Practice and Learning

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Building Back Better

After a disaster, reconstruction often fails to adequately support community and economic development - it deals better with the needs of elites than of the marginalised poor. Now the focus on reco...

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Early warning systems

Early Warning Systems (EWS) The term 'early warning' is used in many fields to describe the provision of information on an emerging dangerous circustmance where that information can enable action in advance to reduce the risks involved. Early warning systems exist for natural geoph...

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EMMA - Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis

The EMMA toolkit is a guidance manual for humanitarian staff in sudden-onset emergencies. It aims to improve emergency responses by encouraging and assisting relief agencies to better understand, support and make use of local market-systems in disaster zones.

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From Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R) resources

Resources on the V2R Framework and how it can be used in practice. From Vulnerability to Resilience - V2R - is a framework for analysis and action to reduce vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of individuals, households and communities.

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Mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management

The 'Mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management' (LCDRR) was a five year project, funded by the Conflict and Humanitarian Fund (CHF) of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by Practical Action's country offices in Peru, Zimb...

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Our approach: 'From Vulnerability to Resilience' (V2R)

From vulnerability to resilience, or V2R, is a framework for analysis and action to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience of individuals, household and communities.

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What does a disaster resilient community look like?

This guidance note for government and civil society organisations shows what a 'disaster-resilient community' might consist of, by setting out the many different elements of resilience. It also provides some ideas about how to progress towards resilience.

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