NGO Initiatives in Risk Reduction: An Overview

NGO Initiatives in Risk Reduction: An Overview NGOs appear to be well placed to play a significant role in natural disaster mitigation and preparedness (DMP), working, as they do, with poorer and marginalised groups in society. However, there is little information on the scale or nature of NGO DMP activities. This paper reports the findings of a study seeking to address that gap. It confirms that NGOs are involved in a diverse range of DMP activities but that a number of them are not labelled as such. Moreover, evidence of the demonstrable quality and benefits of DMP involvement is poor. The paper concludes that a number of problems need to be overcome before DMP can be satisfactorily mainstreamed into NGO development and post‐disaster rehabilitation programmes. However, there are some early indications of momentum for change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disasters Wiley

NGO Initiatives in Risk Reduction: An Overview

Disasters, Volume 25 (3) – Sep 1, 2001

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Wiley
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Overseas Development Institute 2001
ISSN
0361-3666
eISSN
1467-7717
DOI
10.1111/1467-7717.00172
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Abstract

NGOs appear to be well placed to play a significant role in natural disaster mitigation and preparedness (DMP), working, as they do, with poorer and marginalised groups in society. However, there is little information on the scale or nature of NGO DMP activities. This paper reports the findings of a study seeking to address that gap. It confirms that NGOs are involved in a diverse range of DMP activities but that a number of them are not labelled as such. Moreover, evidence of the demonstrable quality and benefits of DMP involvement is poor. The paper concludes that a number of problems need to be overcome before DMP can be satisfactorily mainstreamed into NGO development and post‐disaster rehabilitation programmes. However, there are some early indications of momentum for change.

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Published: Sep 1, 2001

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