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Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation

The chapter considers the current disasters as consequences of imperfect information. The chapter analyzes the current models of information generation and dissemination and propose an alternative that considers people at risk as both source and sink of information that helps in designing better solutions. The chapter heavily derives experiences...

Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation

This chapter was aimed at development professionals and disaster risk reduction professionals who wish to integrate climate change considerations in their local level planning and practices. The chapter explores the linkages between development and disaster risks and discusses how climate change has brought additional risks to developing countries...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Hazards
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This paper presents a case study of drought risk assessment and management in Svay Rieng province of Cambodia. Drought is a creeping disaster and has debilitating impacts on rural livelihoods and socio-economic conditions. Interviews with local communities, government administration, and non-governmental agencies indicated the lack of livelihood...

Policy Report
Case Audy of Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Award for Good Practices
Author:
Mozaharul Alam
Rabi Uzzaman

The shifting course of rivers has been known to be the root cause for many socio-economic issues in most parts of Bangladesh. The Disappearing Lands project, conceived and implemented by the Practical Action Bangladesh and its local collaborating non-governmental organizations, is a good example of how small ideas can change rural lives and...

Issue Brief
IGES Briefing Notes on the Post-2012 Climate Regime

This Briefing Notes suggests that adaptation costs are going to be huge in Asia as elsewhere. Hence, a mix of pubic and private funding is to be promoted in the future climate regime. The negotiations should aim at achieving additional and sustainable finances for adaptation with developing countries having larger stakes in its management and...