Seven elements for capacity development for disaster risk reduction

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Abstract

Capacity development for disaster risk reduction is an important process to substantially reduce disaster losses, which threaten sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. This paper presents a theoretical framework with seven elements for capacity development for disaster risk reduction that has been tested in practise with noteworthy results. The seven elements are: (1) Terminology, (2) Local context, (3) Ownership, (4) Capacity assessment, (5) Roles and responsibilities, (6) Mix of activities, and (7) Monitoring, evaluation and learning. Although the framework should not be seen as a comprehensive methodology in itself, the seven elements for capacity development for disaster risk reduction still highlight vital aspects and seem to be a both conceptually and pragmatically effective path to follow for increasing the impact and sustainability of projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International disaster and risk conference
Subtitle of host publicationIDRC Davos 2014, Extended abstracts, Oral Presentations, Special Panels, Sessions & Workshops
Place of PublicationDavos
PublisherGlobal Risk Forum
Pages286-289
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 2012 Aug 26 → …

Conference

Conference4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC)
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period2012/08/26 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Free keywords

  • Disaster
  • Risk
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Capacity building
  • Capacity development

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