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Local knowledge for disaster preparedness

Julie Dekens

Local knowledge for disaster preparedness

a literature review

by Julie Dekens

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency management -- Nepal.,
  • Natural disasters -- Nepal -- Planning.,
  • Traditional ecological knowledge.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-83).

    Other titlesLocal knowledge literature review
    StatementJulie Dekens.
    ContributionsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV551.5.N35 D45 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination83 p. :
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16769221M
    ISBN 109789291150427
    LC Control Number2007340995

    Be prepared to give your children guidance that will help reduce their fears. There is also the problem of documentation of indigenous knowledge. Contribute Overview Disaster preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters. It is based on a review of literature about local knowledge and practices and attempts to give an overview and framework of local knowledge in disaster preparedness, an understanding of its usefulness in disaster management, and the benefits and problems involved. There is a need to advocate for adaptation strategies, rather than mitigation strategies in DRR.

    These include the use of dynamite for fishing, use of burning to clear vegetation for planting increasing the risk of soil erosion, landslides, and flooding. Basics Disaster preparedness is a continuous and integrated process resulting from a wide range of risk reduction activities and resources rather than from a distinct sectoral activity by itself. However, other disciplines have come to recognise the importance of the broader application and use of this knowledge before it disappears; and the value of the application of traditional methods to cope with environmental hazards is now being widely recognised [ 3345 ]. Applying methods which are not well documented in an area such as DRR would pose risks for development and disaster management experts, who would be sceptical to use ideas passed by word-of-mouth from the locals for development policies.

    In fact, the Council of Churches or equivalent organization in each country was an important social and cultural institution and active in disasters response. The conservation of indigenous animal species is of paramount importance to every community. This knowledge originates from the interaction between members of the community and the environment in which they live. After the tsunami insome first responders to the affected area prioritised the removal of the dead bodies before the injured, because it was a culturally acceptable way to pay respect to the dead.


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Local knowledge for disaster preparedness book

That is, to predict and - where possible - prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences, at local, national and international levels.

In addition, the National Society should engage in debate with the government on the focus and nature of the National Response Plan and encourage the assignment of a clear role and responsibilities to the National Society, supported by appropriate legislation. The course provides a general overview for Red Cross volunteers and employees who may have contact with traditional media, or use social engagement sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

While this study does not trial the efficacy of these methods, it provides an indication of what methods are being used and therefore a starting point for further research into which of these traditional strategies are beneficial.

Governing for a healthy population: towards an understanding of how decision-making will determine our global health in a changing climate. Deliver Response Services Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.

The importance of recognising and applying traditional knowledge and coping strategies was widely recognised by interviewees.

This is why people were more resilient than expected; they were able to recover quickly because of these social groups. They also feed into the national government emergency operations centre. Pull Local knowledge for disaster preparedness book a map and highlighter and determine two or three destinations and the routes to get there.

Find out how you can serve in your community by searching for current volunteer opportunities. Berrel J, Philips E. It also introduces students to the Red Cross history and various roles nurses play as volunteers.

In West Africa, traditional forest management techniques help with forest conservation. The knowledge sustains the local communities while strengthening their cultural identity Jabulani There is a need to integrate indigenous knowledge in mitigation plans for development, as this knowledge has helped local communities survive and adapt for generations Nyong et al.

Please contact google or the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately. Climate change and human health: risks and responses.

Climate change and children in the Pacific Islands. Hilhorst, D. Watch the weather and stay on top of the news if a hurricane or other severe weather is predicted to come your way. Mitigation strategies used by government and disaster management experts are not doing enough.

Even when children are encouraged to take action, adults often prescribe the action and there are limited opportunities for children to creatively address other issues that might concern them.

Disaster Training Make a Difference in Your Community The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to the help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Be prepared to give your children guidance that will help reduce their fears.

As sovereign entities, tribal governments have the authority to create their own laws and take steps to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. As such traditional coping strategies that work in one country may not necessarily work the same way in another country, even across countries within the same region.

Traditional governance and leadership i Indication of some integration of political and traditional governance systems for disaster management. Preparedness plans.Local Knowledge for Disaster Preparedness: A Literature Review.

Feb 26,  · This study was intended to explore the level of DRR knowledge in local people and to examine the effect of DRR programs in Nepal on a number of aspects including risk perception, knowledge on available safety system in an event of disaster, preparedness of families and communities, and available disaster adaptation process up until atlasbowling.com by: The International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR) is the journal for researchers, policymakers and practitioners across diverse The International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR) is the journal for researchers, policymakers and practitioners across diverse disciplines: earth sciences and their implications.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Disaster preparedness plays a critical role in mitigating the adverse health effects of natural disaster.

Preparedness is defined by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) (United Nations International Strategy and Disaster Reduction, ) as knowledge, capabilities, and actions of governments, organizations, community groups, and individuals “to effectively anticipate.

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