The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management: Why disaster management capacity remains low in developing countries and what can be done by Asmita TiwariThe Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management: Why disaster management capacity remains low in developing countries and what can be done by Asmita Tiwari

The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management: Why disaster management capacity remains low in…

byAsmita Tiwari

Hardcover | March 25, 2015

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How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government's capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments do differently? What is the role of local communities? Where should aid agencies invest? This book looks into these critical questions and highlights how current capacity development efforts might be resulting in the opposite-capacity crisis or capability trap. The book provides a new approach for the understanding and the developing of effective local capacity to reduce and manage future disaster impacts.

Asmita Tiwari is a development practitioner in the fields of disaster risk management, international development, urban development and environmental management. As a little girl, growing up in Bhopal, India, she was deeply affected by the Union Carbide disaster (Bhopal Gas Tragedy) that took lives of thousands of people in one night. ...
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Title:The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management: Why disaster management capacity remains low in…Format:HardcoverDimensions:218 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319094041

ISBN - 13:9783319094045

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Part I: Capacity Crisis.- Part II: Effective Capacity for Managing Disasters.