Mainstreaming DRR & CCA into Development Process at Local Level ADPC: Mainstreaming DRR & CCA into Development Process at Local Level

Published on: 10/07/2014

Language: English

Author(s): Compilation and editing: Asif Iqbal Asif Reviewed by: Irfan Maqbool

Department: Safer Development Planning and Implementation

Type: Training Manuals, Toolkits and Handbooks

File size: 0.80 MB


Publication Overview/Description

Disaster risk and climate change has significantly increased development challenges as perceived in the past decade, especially in the case of Sindh Province, Pakistan, comprising a number of districts which are highly prone to multi-hazard. It’s crucially important that disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions are planned and implemented in an integrated manner with the broader provincial and district development planning so as to ensure more coherent and comprehensive actions towards significant reduction of risk.

The handbook Mainstreaming DRR & CCA into Development Process at Local Level, was developed with the aim to equip development practitioners from different line agencies and sectors in Sindh Province with knowledge and understanding on DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) and the need for DRR interventions. The handbook provides overview of current development planning processes, DRR instruments (including institutional arrangement, DRR Plans and initiatives) at national, provincial and district level, and explore potential entry points for the integration of DRR and CCA. The handbook could be used as training resource or for self-study for DRR and local development practitioners in Sindh province and for interested persons.

The handbook comprises five chapters: 1) Introduction to Disaster Risk Management; 2) Climate Change Adaptation (CCA); 3) Understanding Mainstreaming DRR, CCA & Development; 4) Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Sindh Province; and 5) Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into Development Process at District Level.