Disaster Risk Reduction

Resources

Mainstreaming the use of climate data by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe: Monitoring and Evaluation Challenges

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Zimbabwe.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Community based conflict reduction and peace building in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Sudan.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Technical report on economic impact of landslides in Nepal

Technical report on Economic Impact Assessment of Sindhupalchowk landslides in Nepal in August 2014. This study examines the socio-economic effects of landslides to the particular locality. Landslide has more broader and indirect impacts, which are difficult to calculate and sometimes almost impossible. Therefore, the aim of this study is to bring such broader impacts in discussion and pave the...

Alpine Consultancy (P.) Ltd.; Practical Action South Asia, Published by Practical Action, Nepal 2015

V2R+ : From Vulnerability to Resilience: Capitalizing on Public Investments Site selection for effective monitoring and evaluation of adaptation in Bangladesh

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Bangladesh.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Mainstreaming Livelihood Centred Disaster Risk Reduction (LCDRR): Using monitoring and evaluation data for policy influencing in Zimbabwe

A poster produced for the CBA9 conference which illustrates our community based climate change and adaptation work in Zimbabwe

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

IIASA Nepal visit

IIASA research organisation visited the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance project work in Nepal in 2015. This video showcases what they found and the impacts the work is having on flood-prone communities.

IIASA, Published by Practical Action 2015

Beyond Response and Recovery: An introduction to the Zurich flood resilience program

This issue brief provides an overview of the global challenges caused by flooding and how we are tackling them through the work of the Zurich flood resilience alliance.

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

Risk Nexus

Urgent case for recovery: what we can learn from the August 2014 Karnali River floods in Nepal

Practical Action South Asia; ISET International; ISET Nepal; Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

Video Proyecto Aliados ante inundaciones en español

Partners Against Flooding project in Peru. Part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance programme.

Soluciones Prácticas, Published by Practical Action, Latin America 2015

Options Analysis for a Regional Climate Change Programme to Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction

This report provides an Options Analysis for a South Asia regional programme on climate services for risk reduction and economic growth. It is the fourth output of a scoping project, which has reviewed evidence on climate services, early warning systems and disaster risk reduction in selected countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Burma. It considers four options for DFID...

S. Wade; S. Lester; K. Prasad; G. Vellingiri; KR. Viswanathan; Becky Clements; D. Lumbroso, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Why Technology Justice is Critical for the Climate Negotiations: delivering on loss and damage

In Paris in December 2015, national governments as parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet to negotiate a new climate agreement. One of the catalysts for success in these negotiations will be the issue of technology and particularly technology transfer. Practical Action makes the case for Technology Justice to be a central principle in the new...

Colin McQuistan, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2015

Evidence Review: Options Analysis For A Regional Climate Change Programme To Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning And Disaster Risk Reduction

This report provides a literature review of the current state of climate services in South Asia, user needs, and current and future capacity to produce and deliver timely, accurate and relevant climate information and services. The evidence review focuses on climate services in the five sectors that align with the priority areas identified under the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS...

G. Vellingiri; K. Prasad; S. Wade; D. Lumbroso; T. Oakley; KR. Viswanathan; Sumit Dugar; L. Dashora; R. Sogani; M. Joshi; S.H.M. Fakhruddin; M. Hanif; Becky Clements, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Stakeholder Analysis: Options Analysis For A Regional Climate Change Programme To Deliver More Effective Climate Services, Early Warning And Disaster Risk Reduction

Building on the findings of the Evidence Review, this report begins by providing a detailed mapping of users and their requirements for climate information and services across priority sectors (section 2.1), a description of priorities cited by stakeholders and potential intervention options to meet these (section 2.2), as well as a country gap analysis (section 2.3) and an assessment of those...

Becky Clements; D. Lumbroso; K. Prasad; G. Vellingiri; KR. Viswanathan; S. Wade; M. Joshi; M. Hanif; Sumit Dugar; L. Dashora, Published by Evidence on Demand 2015

Can flood resilience be measured?

Increased severe flooding globally has focused attention on finding practical ways to improve flood risk management. As part of this effort, Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) launched a global flood resilience program in 2013. This finding highlights a key challenge for any resilience-building efforts: if resilience cannot be empirically verified, how do you empirically measure whether a community...

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, Published by Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 2015

The 2014 Karnali River Floods in Western Nepal: Making Community Based Early Warning Systems Work When Data Is Lacking

Implementing Community Based Flood Early Warning System (EWS) in developing countries like Nepal is challenging. Complex topography and geology combined with a sparse network of river and rainfall gauges and little predictive meteorological capacity both nationally and regionally dramatically constrain EWS options. This paper provides a synopsis of the hydrological and meteorological conditions...

Sumit Dugar, Published by Practical Action, Nepal 2015

Understanding the Role of Remittances in Reducing Earthquake Risk

With support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, a programme managed by ELRHA, the Earthquake risk and remittances research project from Practical Action and the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) began in February 2014. This research project looked at the relationship between migrant workers, remittances and disaster risk reduction. Most research that has been done in the area of...

Gehendra Gurung; Moira Reddick; Dinanath Bhandari; Bikram Manandhar; Daniel Trusilo; Giovanni Congi, Published by UN Humanitarian Innovation Fund 2014

Hazards are natural, disasters are not!

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom 2013

Economic Impact Assessment Brochure

Practical Action, Published by Government of Nepal Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment 2013

FADRR Capability Statement - Eastern Africa Region

Practical Action, Published by Kenya 2013

Flood Resilient Rice Cultivation

Practical Action, Published by Bangladesh 2013

 

Practical Action Publishing

Practical Action Publishing logo

Discover more publications, journals, books and digital collections by
Practical Action Publishing, the specialist development publishers.

To obtain permission to reuse or reproduce any of this material, please
contact Practical Action Publishing

Collections

Practical Answers

Check out Practical Action's technical information service for toolkits, technology design briefs and much more

Visit

Your gift makes a real difference

With a regular or single gift, you can support our work with poor people in developing countries.