NEWS & EVENTS
Dec 1 & 2, 2014
Category: EVENT
Place: Nepal
South Asian countries exhibit high disaster vulnerability, based on low coping and adaptive capacities, with a direct linkage between such capacities and the risk rating level for vulnerable and excluded groups. Inequalities and social exclusion determine that certain social groups or sectors suffer more in extreme events and disasters because of their place within a system of unequal social power relations and underlying vulnerabilities.
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management is about addressing those underlying vulnerabilities ; promoting equality of rights and opportunities, dignity of the individual, acknowledging diversity, and contributing to resilience for everyone, not leaving aside members of a community based on age, gender, disability or other.
While the need and added value of Inclusive DRM is acknowledged and practicedby DRM actors across the region recognizing that Inclusion is a process of doing the same things differently, the application usually remains isolated within organizations and impact restricted to direct target communities. Strategies adopted remain adhoc ,and inclusion becomes mere tokenism and without bringing sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable communities.
Dec 3, 2014
Category: EVENT
Place:
his year UN-Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) has marked International Day of People with disability as ‘Sustainable Development: Use of Technology”. Among its three sub topics, Disaster Risk Reduction and building community resilience has been of an interest to Handicap International for some time Building the resilience of individuals and communities to Disasters, can have multiplier effects and accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Reducing vulnerabilities to these hazards is therefore a high priority for developing countries. Any scale of a natural disaster can also make the poor and marginalized in those areas more vulnerable. Within this background, Inclusive Community Resilience for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management (INCRISD) is implemented by Handicap International and (aconsortium of members including ACTED, Save the Children , Oxfam GB and Australia) targeting disaster prone areas as part of the DIPECHO funded programme in South Asia. Among many others INCRISD focuses on developing early
Dec 5, 2014
Category: EVENT
Place: Nepal
South Asian countries exhibit high disaster vulnerability, based on low coping and adaptive capacities, with a direct linkage between such capacities and the risk rating level for vulnerable and excluded groups. Inequalities and social exclusion determine that certain social groups or sectors suffer more in extreme events and disasters because of their place within a system of unequal social power relations and underlying vulnerabilities.
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management is about addressing those underlying vulnerabilities ; promoting equality of rights and opportunities, dignity of the individual, acknowledging diversity, and contributing to resilience for everyone, not leaving aside members of a community based on age, gender, disability or other.
While the need and added value of Inclusive DRM is acknowledged and practicedby DRM actors across the region recognizing that Inclusion is a process of doing the same things differently, the application usually remains isolated within organizations and impact restricted to direct target communities. Strategies adopted remain adhoc , and inclusion becomes mere tokenism and without bringing sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable communities.