Accelerating change: engaging local communities in disaster risk reduction in the Indian Himalayan region

Johnson, R.M, Kuniyal, J.C, Chand, K, Diduck, A, Edwards, E, Gardner, J, Pandey, B.W, Sharma, D.D and Singh, P (2020) Accelerating change: engaging local communities in disaster risk reduction in the Indian Himalayan region. Science Policy Brief,.

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.12555455.v1

Abstract

A science policy briefing paper from academics in Bath (UK) and Almora (India). This details the problem of increasing disaster risk in mountain regions alongside a gap in local community engagement. The briefing calls for a shift in emphasis, which fosters inclusive community engagement, and takes better account of local knowledge in disaster risk reduction. Specific recommendations are: (i) revision of State and District disaster management plans; (ii) implementation of comprehensive awareness campaigns; and (iii) programmes to capture the diversity of local knowledge.

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Note:

This briefing paper brings research evidence from the ‘Pathways to Resilience’ project (Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India) into dialogue with current disaster risk reduction policy-practice debates, to provide forward recommendations.

The paper is available to read at the URL above.

Divisions: School of Sciences
Research Centres and Groups: Hazard, Risk and Disaster Research Group
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 11:20
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 16:43
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14490
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