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Research Briefs

Research Brief 1: The Role of Research in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Advanced Centre for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (ACEDRR) has supported practitioners to engage in a number of research studies on specific aspects of disaster risk reduction. These studies have already impacted some ofthe decisions made at the field level by development practitioners.

Download: Research Brief 1: The Role of Research in Disaster Risk Reduction

Research Brief 2: The Role of Microfinance and Micro Insurance in Disaster Risk Reduction

This multi-country research study examines the ways in which microfinance and micro insurance tools provide social security to the disaster prone areas ofIndia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It asks how microfinance and micro insurance institutions contribute to disaster management.

Download: Research Brief 2: The Role of Microfinance and Micro Insurance in Disaster Risk Reduction

Research Brief 3: Rainfed Farming and Disaster Risk Reduction

Rainfed farmers in the south of India are suffering because long-steady rainfall patterns are changing rapidly. The Advanced Centre for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (ACEDRR) sponsored research that predicts the future trends ofrainfall patterns, and offers alternative cropping patterns.

Download: Research Brief 3: Rainfed Farming and Disaster Risk Reduction

Pilots Briefs

Pilots-Brief-1-Information: A Lifeline for Vulnerable Communities

Because poor communication contributes to the disaster vulnerability of poor communities, the Advanced Centre for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (ACEDRR) at the DHAN Foundation undertook four pilot projects that explored ways to share knowledge and establish communication systems to save the lives ofpoor people in disaster situations.

Download: Pilots Brief 1: Information: A Lifeline for Vulnerable Communities

Pilots-Brief-2-Indigenous Coping Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Reduction

Vulnerable people develop their own disaster mitigation strategies, regardless of intervention from outside aid workers. By understanding these preparedness or coping activities, practitioners can build on them, rather than undermine them. ACEDRR has supported a local NGO to document 100 indigenous practices that farmers and herders in rural Tamil Nadu use to increase their disaster resilience.

Download: Pilots Brief 2: Indigenous Coping Mechansims for Disaster Risk Reduction

Pilots-Brief-3-Institutionalizing Disaster Risk Reduction

In an effort to learn how to make disaster risk reduction sustainable, the Advanced Centre for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction (ACEDRR) atTata-Dhan Academy, has supported four pilot projects that try to mainstream disaster risk reduction into long term policies, programs and practices.

Download: Pilots Brief 3: Institutionalizing Disaster Risk Reduction

 

Achieving MDGs: DHAN’s way

With only five years left until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), world leaders are to gather in New York on 20–22 September 2010 to boost progress against poverty. ‘Achieving MDGs: DHAN’s way’ is a collection of case studies on DHAN’s projects compiled.

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