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Sharma, Anshu Dr

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 106 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Anshu Sharma
Indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction : from practice to policy( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indigenous Knowledge (IK) has been practiced in communities over time. There is news after major disasters on how IK has been effective in the protection of the lives and properties of people and communities. Some IK has been orally transmitted, and some are documented by local organizations sporadically. People and communities have developed their coping mechanisms over time, which is reflected in the form of IK. While many organizations recognize the importance of IK for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), there have been few systematic studies that analyze the principles of IK and its applicability to the modern context. This unique book is one of the first attempts of systematic study of IK in DRR. The key challenge will start after the publication of this book: to make it a useful reference material for decision making, research, implementation, and documentation. The target audience of the book consists of professionals, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in the related field."--Jacket
Urban disasters - lessons from Haiti : study of member agencies' responses to the earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti, January 2010 : report for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An independent report commissioned by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has warned that the world should expect three to five big urban disasters in the next 10 years.Urban Disasters – Lessons from Haiti said more preparation for these disasters was needed now and also highlighted practical lessons that should guide future urban disaster responses.It said it was particularly important to work closely with local traders, businesses, communities and government following such disasters. It also suggested prioritising support for permanent resettlement in existing neighbourhoods, rather than focusing on working in camps or providing temporary shelter.The report said that the 950 million people now living in urban slums would be particularly vulnerable during any disaster. Three of the potential urban disasters which aid workers fear most are earthquakes affecting Tehran, Istanbul or Kathmandu.The conclusion that greater emphasis should be placed on longer term ways of working presents some potentially tough choices for aid workers about how and where to focus their efforts. It could mean, for example, withdrawing free aid to temporary camps sooner after an urban disaster in order to work with local businesses to provide services and support that would speed up the safe return of survivors to their old neighbourhoods."
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Audience level: 0.62 (from 0.62 for Indigenous ... to 0.70 for Urban disa ...)

Indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction : from practice to policy