Background Paper for a Consultative Meeting on A “Global Network of NGOs for Community Resilience to Disasters”- Sambal member upload

Background Paper for a Consultative Meeting on A “Global Network of NGOs for Community Resilience to Disasters” Amidst the controversy over the issue of NGOS role in disaster management this background paper by ISDR to outline the role of NGOS, pr

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: International Strategy for Disaster Reduction 21 Jun, 2017
   Download

Background Paper for a Consultative Meeting on A “Global Network of NGOs for
Community Resilience to Disasters”

Amidst the controversy over the issue of NGOS role in disaster management this background paper by ISDR to outline the role of NGOS, provides positive viewpoint on the involvement of NGOS in disaster management. Based on the working experience of NGOS during disaster worldwide the role has been very positive as it works closely with the affected community and area. Community is the rich repository of local knowledge which proves strategically instrumental in disaster management.  So at community level the role of NGOs is very crucial. The resilience of local communities to disasters lies on their capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to natural hazards. A comprehensive approach to DRR requires a combination of changes at community level with changes to national and international policies and practices. In this background the role of NGOS becomes important. 

The background paper identified  the following broad areas of intervention in which NGOs appear to be more actively involved

•    Policy and advocacy
•    Knowledge and education
•    Community-based risk and vulnerability assessment
•    Community-based mitigation and preparedness
 

You May Also Like :

What Is Health Resilience and How Can We Build It?
lightning, heat wave, flood, earthquake, climate C..
Public health in disaster
lightning, heat wave, flood, earthquake, climate C..
Emergency Response Framework -WHO WHO’s EMERGENCY RESPONSE Framework
lightning, heat wave, flood, earthquake, Climate C..

Government of Bihar

Disaster Management Department