Disaster Management: International lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery

Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman, Jean-Christophe Gaillard

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We have produced this book for practitioners. Too much valuable research and reflection on disaster, hazards, vulnerability, risk and risk reduction has been written in technical language and published in either expensive or obscure places, or both. The editors have worked closely with practitioners at various scales for many years, probably well over 100 years if you total up our careers. We remain closely involved with networks that include many practitioners: the Gender and Disaster Network, Many Strong Voices, the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction, the ECB project, Peri-Peri, Duryog Nivaran, the Community Based Adaptation project, and the RADIX network. At a further distance, we are also engaged with ODI’s Humanitarian Practice Network, the Sphere Project and ALNAP, amongst others. Recognising this gap, we tried to fill it with a book that digests research and reflection on good practice, edited specifically for practitioners. Our work was made easier by the fact that our chosen authors are to varying, but close, degrees engaged themselves with the world of practitioners – or are practitioners themselves -- and come from many corners of Planet Earth.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)978-1849713474
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014


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