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Seven elements for capacity development for disaster risk reduction

Hagelsteen, Magnus LU and Becker, Per LU (2012) 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) In [Host publication title missing] p.286-289
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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Disaster, Risk, Disaster Risk Reduction, Capacity building, Capacity development
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[Host publication title missing]
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286 - 289
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Global Risk Forum
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4th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC)
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English
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  keyword      = {Disaster,Risk,Disaster Risk Reduction,Capacity building,Capacity development},
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  publisher    = {Global Risk Forum},
  title        = {Seven elements for capacity development for disaster risk reduction},
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