Disaster Risk Reduction

Community Resilience and Responses

Editors: Zutshi, Bupinder, Ahmad, Akbaruddin, Srungarapati, Ananda Babu (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the fact that sustained progress is achievable only by taking committed action to reduce disaster risk and not just focusing upon human development indicators in isolation to disasters
  • Reinforces the need for synergy at the local community level to address disasters
  • Shows how local institutions become the energy reservoirs for democracy as they address disasters
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This book discusses the interconnected, complex and emerging risks in today’s societies and deliberates on the various aspects of disaster risk reduction strategies especially through community resilience and responses. It consists of selected papers presented at the World Congress on Disaster Management, which focused on community resilience and responses towards disaster risk reduction based on South Asian experiences, and closely examines the coordinated research activities involving all stakeholders, especially the communities at risk. Further, it narrates the experiences of disaster risk-reduction in different communities that have policy implications for mitigation of future disaster risks in the societies affected by these types of disasters. Written from the social science perspective to disasters rather than an engineering approach, the book helps development and governance institutions to prioritize disasters as a problem of development rather than being parallel to it.

About the authors

Bupinder Zutshi, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Prof. Zutshi has more than 38 years of teaching and research experience at post-graduate and research level. He has published 7 books, completed more than dozen research projects and written several research articles in research journals of repute published from India and abroad. He has organized several national and international seminars and conferences. His major research interests are issues related to human settlements and their changing habitat, disaster risk and vulnerability of human settlements. Other research interests are issues related to demographic changes and their consequences on population composition and population characteristics, education and child labour issues, studies on tribal communities. He has completed several research projects sponsored by national and international organizations, which includes UN Women (UNIFEM), UNESCO (New Delhi), International Bureau of Education (IBE, Geneva), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Geneva), Ford Foundation (New Delhi), International Labour Organization (New Delhi), National Human Rights Commission of India, Election Commission of India and Indian Council for Social Science and Research.

 

Prof. Dr. Akbaruddin Ahmad is the Director and Professor Bircham International University, Spain and Vice Chancellor, Darul Ihsan University, Bangladesh and Chairman of Bangladesh's leading civil society think tank, Policy Research Centre.bd.(PRC.bd). At present he is involved as the Chairman, Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institute of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) earlier headquartered at the Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, now transferred to Colombo. He is also the Editor-in-Chief, Finance World Ltd. a weekly tabloid and Chairman, Royal Resort the only heritage resort in Bangladesh that manages the famous heritage palaces and mosque of the Nawab Bahadur Syed Nawab Ali Chowdhury, the co-founder of the Dhaka University. He is the General Body Member of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). He is a reputed educationist and financial expert. He is a commerce graduate from the Dhaka University and obtained his MBA in Banking from the Edward University, USA and PhD in Banking & Finance from the Bircham International University, Spain. He is an outstanding scholar, management specialist with exposure in management of educational institutions of higher learning, financial institutions, banks and civil society think tank. Prof. Dr. Akbaruddin Ahmad is widely traveled and attended national, regional and international conferences, seminars and presented papers on disaster management, disaster law, financial sector reforms and tourism and authored several books and technical papers. He is a prolific writer and regular contributor to national dailies and peer reviewed national and international journals. He delivered lectures in BBA and MBA Programs. He has worked as a Senior Consultant for the World Bank/USAID for the Financial Sector Reform Project (FSRP) for the restructuring of four nationalized commercial banks and the Bangladesh Bank. He was also “IT” Advisor for Janata Bank, Rupali Bank and the Bangladesh Computer Council. Prof. Ahmad worked as the Vice-Chairman, International Information Systems Inc., Lowell, Mass., USA and Managing Director, Jeraisy Computer Services & Riyadh House Est., Saudi Arabia. He also worked as Senior Consultant, KPMG/ Rahman Rahman & Huq, Chartered Accountants. He has set up several schools, college, madrasahs as donor and founder and involved in several socio-cultural, religious and economic activities.

 

Dr. Ananda Babu Srungarapati is a societal awareness specialist, and a scholar. As the founder President of DMICS (Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society), he has so far conducted Ten National and International Conferences and Two World Congresses on Disaster Management. He has recently edited and published ‘Together for a Safer World’, proceedings of the Second World Congress on Disaster Management. Dr. Ananda Babu’s PhD Thesis – Rethinking the Subaltern: Babu Jagjivan Ram and the Dialectic of Marginality from the Department of English, Osmania University, reflects his clarity of thinking and conviction of courage in matters of social justice and general well being of Indian society.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Law Can Set a Stage for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Study on Nepal

    Ahmad, Akbaruddin (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Coordination Does Matter for Disaster Management in Bangladesh

    Marzina Begum, Mst. (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Integrating Disaster Management Content into Social Work Curriculum-Voices of Social Work Students

    Baikady, Rajendra (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Indigenous Knowledge and Practices in Disaster Management: Experiences of the Coastal People of Bangladesh

    Haque, Mahfuzul

    Pages 59-72

  • Mapping Vulnerable Earthquake Disaster Class-I Cities for Disaster Risk-Reduction and Community Resilience in India

    Zutshi, Bupinder (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Book Subtitle
Community Resilience and Responses
Editors
  • Bupinder Zutshi
  • Akbaruddin Ahmad
  • Ananda Babu Srungarapati
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8845-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8845-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8844-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 361
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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