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- DescriptionThe prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards ecomic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of issues, it shows how well thought-out measures can be applied to minimize the impacts of disasters in a variety of situations. Starting with the need for coping with a rapidly changing global environment, the book goes on to demonstrate ways to strengthen awareness of the effectiveness of preventive measures, including in the reconstruction phase. The book also covers the roles played by different actors as well as tools and techlogies for improved disaster risk reduction. It focuses on a variety of case studies from across Asia, Africa and Latin America, drawing out lessons that can be applied internationally. This book will be of great interest to professionals in disaster management, including national governments, dors, communities/citizens, NGOs and private sector. It will also be a highly valuable resource for students and researchers in disaster management and policy, development studies and ecomics.
- Author BiographyIan Davis, an architect, is a Visiting Professor in Disaster Risk Management in Copenhagen, Kyoto, Lund and Oxford Brookes Universities. He works in Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery. In 1996 he received the UN Sasakawa Award for his contribution to Disaster Prevention. He has been on the board of four NGO's, advised Governments/ UN Agencies and is author or editor of 17 books. Kae Yanagisawa is Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency. She has a long-term career in international development at JICA and UNDP. She gained knowledge and experience in disaster risk reduction while she was leading the disaster relief operations of JICA. She is a Visiting Professor in development cooperation at Meiji University. Kristalina Georgieva is Vice President of the European Commission. From 2010 to 2014, she was the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. Before joining the European Commission, she held various positions at the World Bank including Director for Sustainable Development and Vice President and Corporate Secretary. In October 2014, she was recognized as a Champion of Disaster Risk Reduction by the secretariat of International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. .
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Explorations in Environmental Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note56 black & white illustrations, 25 black & white tables, 18 black & white halftones, 38 black & white line drawings
- Weight589 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byIan Davis,Japan International Cooperation AgencyL,Kae Yanagisawa,Kristalina Georgieva
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