Online course: Financial strategies for managing the economic impacts of natural disasters"

Training Course
National Institute of Disaster Management (India) (NIDM)
09 Dec 2013 - 03 Jan 2014

There is a close inter-linkage between poverty alleviation development and disaster risk reduction. According to a recent report, "Reducing Disaster Risk: Challenge for Development," disaster risk accumulates historically through inappropriate development interventions. Countries with similar patterns of natural hazards have widely varying levels of disaster risks. Natural disasters also tend to have a disproportionate impact on less developed countries causing much greater losses in terms of fatalities and GDP than in developed countries. If disaster impacts are not anticipated and planned for, the diversion of scarce resources to relief and reconstruction efforts can have high opportunity costs in terms of economic development and welfare. Proactive risk management entails the incorporation of loss mitigation and financing measures into development planning. Besides the macroeconomic effects on economic growth and development, disasters often place intractable burdens on poor households and small businesses. Who pays for catastrophic losses? Who owns the risk? These questions should be addressed by policymakers.  

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Event fee

Rs. 1000

Target audience

General Development Practitioners, Central & Local Government Officials, Policy Makers, Corporate & private Sector  Professionals, Professionals from UNO, World Bank, Red Cross & Red Crescent etc. Teachers and Students of Technical, Non Technical & Research Institutions, Universities etc., Consultants, Researchers &Academicians, NGO & INGO Professionals, General Individuals etc

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