How do we measure and build resilience against disaster in communities and households?

This paper describes research designed to improve understanding of key factors that comprise community resilience and further develop measurement tools that enable stakeholders to build their capacity and capability to confront and survive better through disasters. It also outlines the development of a tool that can increase disaster resilience in potentially vulnerable households.

The authors assert that the challenge associated with the development of practical tools capable of facilitating the processes of assessment, discussion and planning for greater community disaster resilience is the encouragement of the community to participate in processes of resilience measurement and the motivation of communities to accept collective responsibility to reduce the destructive impact of disruptive events, emergencies and disasters.

This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Arbon, P.; Cusack, L.; Gebbie, K.; Steenkamp, M.; Anikeeva, O.
26 p.

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