Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community.

Author:

Twigg, J.

Editor:

First

Date:

2009

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender, Risk, and Resilience

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Twigg, J. (2009). Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community. Version 2. London, UCL.

This guidance note is aimed at government and civil society organisations working on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaption (CCA) initiatives in partnership with vulnerable communities and has been designed to support community mobilisation. The note propose an explanation of the components and characteristics of Resilience. A ‘characteristics table’ consist in five thematic areas: Governance, Risk This guidance note is aimed at government and civil society organisations working on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaption (CCA) initiatives in partnership with vulnerable communities and has been designed to support community mobilisation. The note propose an explanation of the components and characteristics of Resilience. A ‘characteristics table’ consist in five thematic areas: Governance, Risk Assessment, Knowledge and Education, Risk Management and Vulnerability Reduction, and Disaster Preparedness and Response. An ‘How to Use’ guide and multiple case studies are also included.