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Mitigating the Millennium

By Jane Scobie
ISBN: 9780953045303
Mitigating the Millennium comprises the edited proceedings of a seminar organized by Intermediate Technology and funded by the ODA in October 1996. The purpose of the seminar was to examine how participation can be made to work in disaster mitigation and preparedness programmes.

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  • Synopsis
    Protection against future disasters is often squeezed out of both relief and development programmes; and although an increasing proportion of international aid is being spent on relief, few of these resources are allocated to disaster mitigation or preparedness. In addition most long-term development projects do not incorporate disaster reduction strategies. Mitigating the Millennium comprises the edited proceedings of a seminar organized by Intermediate Technology and funded by the ODA in October 1996. The purpose of the seminar was to examine how participation can be made to work in disaster mitigation and preparedness programmes; and to explore local, national and international actions which could protect communities from the increasing risk of natural disasters.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction 1
    Section 1 Case Study Presentations: Community Participation 2
    in Practice
    1 The Key to Sustainable Disaster Mitigation 4
    Rajendra Desai and Rupal Desai, Ahmedabad Study Action Group
    2 The Listening Legacy: Challenges for Participatory Approaches 28
    John Mitchell, British Red Cross
    3 Incorporating Local Level Mitigation Strategies into National and 35
    International Disaster Response
    Nick Hall, Intermediate Technology
    Section 2 Reports on morning discussion sessions 47
    Participants broke into three working groups to discuss:
    4 Defining a participative approach to disaster mitigation 48
    5 Evaluating and measuring the impact of mitigation projects 49
    6 Arguments for prioritising mitigation 50
    Section 3 Agency presentations: improving practice: ideas 51
    for future action
    7 Emergency preparedness in cyclone prone areas in Madagascar 52
    Remko Vonk, Director of CARE International Madagascar,
    June 1992-July 1996
    8 Ways and means of improving practice 60
    Andrew Maskrey, General Coordinator of LA RED (Latin America)
    9 The challenge of getting donors involved in disaster mitigation 62
    Roger Clarke, Overseas Development Administration (ODA)
    Section 4 Recommendations from afternoon discussion sessions 63
    Participants divided into three working groups to make recommendations on
    initiatives which would reduce the risk of hazards through the promotion of
    community based disaster mitigation programmes at the:
    10 Local level 64
    11 National level 65
    12 International level 66
    Appendices 1 Resource list 68
    2 Profiles of speakers and facilitators 69
    3 List of participants 72
    4 Programme 74
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jane Scobie
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 80
    Format Paperback / softback