Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) – a formal approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster – and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) - work to reduce vulnerability to the effects of global warming – are crucial to humanitarian and development programs.
After more than two years of fundraising, workshops, writing and peer review, Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is available to download (free) and buy.This introductory resource is for development and humanitarian teams; it is intended for practical use in the field and special training to use the guide is not needed. The guide is a resource for program managers, project coordinators, community mobilizers, technical specialists and others to understand and apply an integrated, rights-based approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA).
Toward Resilience highlights the needs of key vulnerable groups such as women, children, and high-risk communities and explains how DRR and CCA can be integrated into program cycle management. It focuses on how DRR and CCA approaches and principles can be applied in key sectors, such as food security, natural resource management and education, as well as key contexts, such as conflict, early recovery, and urban areas. The guide also includes a chapter on DRR and CCA governance and advocacy and offers practical case studies, a glossary and website links to recommended resources and tools.
This is an excellent guide, having contributions from all over the world makes it a book by ourselves for ourselves thus quite relevant to our work in East Africa.”
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