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Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction The Asian Dilemma by Rajib Shaw
  

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction The Asian Dilemma

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Series

Synopsis

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction The Asian Dilemma by Rajib Shaw

Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played important roles over the years in the disaster field. Starting from the traditional approach of response and relief, the emphasis has gradually shifted to disaster risk reduction. From international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to national and local NGOs, all stakeholders have recognized the significance of and need for community-based risk reduction. In their different capacities they have endeavored to establish links to the policy options at the local and national levels. There still are many issues that remain untouched by CSOs, however, and local CSOs face special challenges in resources in terms of human, financial, and technical issues. Drawing examples from Asia, this book is structured on the roles of CSOs according to the Hyogo Framework for Action priority areas: policy making, risk assessment, education and training, underlying risk factors, and response-recovery. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides a clear view of the current trends of research in the field and furnishes basic knowledge on these important topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd August 2016

Author

Rajib Shaw

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Publisher

Springer Verlag, Japan

Format

Paperback
292 pages

Categories

Natural disasters
Social research & statistics
Sustainability

ISBN

9784431561521

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