Mainstreaming livelihood options for disaster management
The project focuses on the roles and linkages between vulnerable communities, district and national level government institutions and humanitarian agencies in regard to disaster preparedness and mitigation. It examines how these agencies can be made more responsive to the needs of poor people by adopting a livelihood-centred approach to disaster management.
Reduction in disaster risks in developing countries contributes to poverty reduction.
National and local development and disaster plans are more responsive and effective in enabling poor communities to reduce disaster risks that threaten their livelihoods.
- Systems established to link community-based disaster management into district and national development and disaster planning
- Guidelines and training materials developed on practical approaches to mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management
- Lessons learnt shared with development and humanitarian agencies and policy makers
- Policy makers at national, regional and international levels influenced to adopt livelihood-centred disaster management approaches
This project is part of Practical Action South Asia's Reducing Vulnerability programme, and forms part of Practical Action's international Mainstreaming livelihood-centred approaches to disaster management project.
Livelihood Centred Approach to Disaster Management: a Policy Framework
This publication is aimed at international disaster, relief and development organisations, multilateral and bilateral donors, and national governments in South Asian Countries. It links disaster management issues with sustainable livelihoods, within the context of governance in the region.
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction Process into Development 17 February 2009, Mount Lavinia
The Disaster Management Centre and Practical Action organized a workshop to discuss on "Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development Process". Key objectives of the workshop were to assess the importance of disaster risk sensitivity in development planning process; draw the gaps in policies and practices to incorporate disaster risks; and derive a mechanism to develop guidelines / tools to develop Disaster Impact Assessment systems.