REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS
This white paper from ESRI addresses the utility of geographic information system (GIS) technology in support of the Indian Ocean tsunami relief efforts. The enormity and the reach of the tsunami event illustrate the challenges of data acquisition, integration, and sharing across jurisdictions and varying data systems. This paper describes the event, responses, and attempts to underscore the challenges of data sharing in a dynamic environment. In this case, lessons learned can make a difference when lives literally hang in the balance. Within these approaches, GIS is one of the high-end technologies that can help save lives and property. To better address its role, ESRI wanted to know how GIS is being used for humanitarian efforts in response to this disaster. Hence, this paper attempts to identify how GIS technology supported rescue and recovery efforts as well as continues to support rehabilitation efforts.
The severity of the impact of the tsunami on individuals was shaped in part by their gender and gender roles. This study looks at post-tsunami programs carried out by ten Indian NGOs whose work reflected a commitment to empowering women and to meeting the needs of women, girls, and other vulnerable groups in the aftermath of disasters.
To be effective, early warning systems must be people-centred and must integrate four elements –
(i) knowledge of the risks faced; (ii) technical monitoring and warning service; (iii) dissemination of meaningful warnings to those at risk; and (iv) public awareness and preparedness to act.
Green Coast is organizing a policy road show on the following days:
The Government of Tamil Nadu consulted a number of experts, research institutions, technical universities and civil society organization to formulate guidelines for the reconstruction programme of houses damaged by the Tsunami.This booklet constitutes of comprehensive guidelines for safe and efficient reconstruction of the houses and masonry structures throughout various districts of Tamil Nadu.
The Government of Tamil Nadu consulted a number of experts, research institutions, technical universities and civil society organization to formulate guidelines for the reconstruction programme of general and public buildings damaged by the Tsunami.This booklet constitutes of comprehensive guidelines for safe and efficient reconstruction of general and public buildings in Tamil Nadu.
This study first reviews current thinking on the underlying causes of conflicts and disasters, identifying poverty as a major driver of both. Poverty breeds frustration, compelling the poor to turn to violence. Most of the poor are involved in rural agriculture, so pro-poor investments in agricultural development can alleviate poverty and thereby reduce the possibilities of conflict and also contribute to natural disaster preparedness. History shows that agricultural research is a particularly high-payoff leverage point for stimulating economic growth and poverty reduction.
Based on case studies for 31 countries from 12 CGIAR Centers, the study then describes major Center contributions and lessons learned in five key areas: alleviating hunger by rebuilding seed and food systems; safeguarding and restoring agrobiodiversity; rebuilding human and institutional capacities; reducing future vulnerability to these crises; and making relief aid more effective and efficient. It highlights how the Centers' work addresses the root causes of conflicts and disasters, in addition to providing immediate relief by working together with a diverse group of partners, including donors and relief and development agencies, and by building bridges between the various partners for implementing long-term work plans.
Towards Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation of Fishing Communities:
Recommendations from the NGO Meeting on Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation of Fishing Communities and Fisheries-based Livelihoods, organized by ICSF
Chennai, 17 January 2006
Report on ICT Kiosks in Cuddalore district prepared by Sherine David SA, District Disaster Management Project Officer, Cuddalore District, United Nations Development Programme
An International Conference was held at Trivandrum on 20-21 February 2010. As an outcome document, a declaration was adopted.