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Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergencies

Even In Chaos is a book edited by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., President of the CIHC, advocating the importance of education in times of emergency.

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) - Field practitioners' handbook

The concept of Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) has emerged during the past two decades in South East Asian countries. The promoters included NGOs, citizen’s organizations, humanitarian agencies and government departments in different countries in the region.

South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations

South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations, the second of two briefings prepared by ALNAP and the ProVention Consortium, covers targeting, participation, assessment, shelter and housing, risk reduction and policy, drawing out main lessons in each area and highlighting...

Getting Aid Right

Getting Humanitarian Aid Right is a blog that offers a series of real time reflections on the humanitarian aid business: what it does well, where it fails and where is needs to learn fast. Recent posts include comments on the way in which aid in Haiti is working, and a review of a report on...

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is the official journal of the International Research Committee on Disasters (IRCD). IJMED focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of relatively sudden collective stress situations typically referred to as disasters or mass...

Disaster management and planning: an IBLF framework for business response

This IBLF Executive Briefing is aimed at providing the business sector with a basic framework that can assist them in developing their own response to natural and man-made disasters where a need and interest has been highlighted by the recent Asian tsunami disaster. Most transnational,national and...

The role of employee engagement in disaster response: learning from experience

The world has experienced some of its worst natural disasters in the recent past, with 2005 being declared the ‘year of disasters’. However, following each disaster there has been a renewed recognition of the role of business in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process.

Partnership for disaster response

Partnership for Disaster Response aims to bring together the many resources and capabilities of the private sector to enhance and accelerate on-the-ground relief and recovery following major natural disasters in the United States and abroad.

Disaster Management: A Role for the Private Sector

Disasters disrupt business activities on which the local population depends, affecting livelihood recovery and means to earn a living.

Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use - American National Standards

Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use provides an approach for organizations to improve their resilience performance and increase preparedness, according to ASIS.

How can my company help? - a guide for country managers in responding to natural disasters

How Can My Company Help? is intended to help you prepare for a local corporate response to a crisis in your country or region. This guide includes information on: building partnerships with relief agencies, assessing on-the-ground needs, identifying the products, expertise, personnel and services...

Rebuilding our communities helping companies set priorities to aid long-term recovery

A community’s recovery from a disaster is a complex and long-term process that involves a range of activities and many participants. Recovery involves shortterm restoration of essential community services as well as long-term rebuilding and, ideally, mitigation against future crises.

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: A Framework for Private Sector Engagement

This report is part of a series of multistakeholder projects aimed at catalysing action on key global challenges. These dialogues, organized in partnership with the World Bank and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, were augmented by private sector interviews conducted in...

Dialogue on Private- Public Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction

On February 22nd, 2007, about 70 professionals from the private sector and the development community met at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to explore the opportunities and challenges for developing Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This...

Building back better and safer: private sector summit on post-tsunami reconstruction

This report conveys the overarching themes of the Witt Associates’ assessment. It highlights areas where action is needed and provides some recommendations on how the business sector can help improve relief operations and reconstruction programs and assist the countries in the region in developing...

Natural Disaster Risk Reduction: The policy and practice of selected institutional donors

In early 2003 Tearfund interviewed nine key donor organisations to determine the level of priority they give to disaster risk reduction within their relief and development programming, and the reasons behind this level of prioritisation.

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters

The World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held from 18 to 22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, and adopted the present Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The Conference provided a unique opportunity to promote a strategic and...

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum

Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...

Consultancy Project on the Development of a Public Private Partnership Framework and Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in East Asia

As a follow up to the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (AMCDRR), the UNISDR commissioned a review of the current status and framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in East Asia. The objective of the review was to develop a common action plan that...

Surviving disaster and supporting recovery: A guidebook for microfinance institutions

This guide seeks to assist MFIs in defining an institutional strategy for disaster preparedness. It lays out the steps for assessing the potential risk of disaster, the clients’ needs and the institutional capacity to respond. Based on assessments, it offers a variety of recommendations for...