Describes how the Society for National Integration through Rural Development in India involves the local communities when developing disaster mitigation measures. Shows how participation of the community in resource identification, capabilities, coping mechanisms and vulnerability assessment will be more effective in the planning of a sensible and practical system, more suitable for the needs of the community. Covers contingency planning, community preparedness, task forces (comprising active youths in the ratio of one youth for ten families) and response mechanisms.
Newport, J. and Jawahar, G. (2003), "Community participation and public awareness in disaster mitigation", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 33-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560310463838Download as .RIS
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