Vulnerability and capacity assessment: An International Federation Guide

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dc.contributor.author International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-28T10:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-28T10:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1308
dc.description.abstract This guide is another step towards fulfilling the International Federation's commitment to reduce the exposure of people around the world to the risks caused by natural and man-made hazards. The process of assessing people's vulnerability and their capacities gives National Societies an opportunity to collect relevant information about impending risks before the event occurs. This will enable them to set up programmes to mitigate potential loss of life and property, as well as to improve the organizational systems, information flows and decision-making necessary to plan for both risk reduction and disaster response programmes. In concert with world leaders and international organizations, the International Federation and National Societies must adopt disaster prevention methods that reflect the needs of different sectors of society. Effective prevention strategies by National Societies will be developed with the participation of people at risk and have incorporated their perception of risk, coping strategies and critical needs. The International Federation's task is to ensure that its programmes both strengthen and empower people at the community level, and are effectively linked to national and local disaster response plans. Disaster preparedness strategies must be based upon relevant and reliable information. Since coping strategies of vulnerable people are as ever changing as risk itself, they must be regularly monitored, assessed and amended. The challenge for the International Federation and National Societies is to ensure that the experiences and lessons learned from undertaking vulnerability and capacity assessments are translated effectively into action. Information gathered will enable disaster preparedness delegates and National Societies to produce and share valuable regional and country-specific guides describing important tasks such as: reviewing National Societies' preparedness capacity; contributing to national and local disaster preparedness and management systems; and ongoing monitoring of hazard and risks. The International Federation gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Britain's Department for International Development for the production of this guide.
dc.publisher International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) en_ZA
dc.subject International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) en_ZA
dc.subject Vulnerability assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Vulnerability en_ZA
dc.subject Capacity assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Capacity en_ZA
dc.subject Guidelines en_ZA
dc.subject British Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Philippine Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Swedish Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Canadian Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Finnish Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Kazakhstan Red Cross and Red Crescent en_ZA
dc.subject Bolivia Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Argentina Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Nepal Red Cross en_ZA
dc.subject Bangladesh Red Crescent en_ZA
dc.subject Participatory risk assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Participatory research en_ZA
dc.subject Vulnerable communities en_ZA
dc.title Vulnerability and capacity assessment: An International Federation Guide en_ZA
dc.type Technical Report en_ZA


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