|Disaster and Development - Trainer's Guide - 1st edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 57 p.)|
|PARTS THREE AND FOUR: ASSESSING TRADE-OFFS IN INVESTING IN VULNERABILITY REDUCTION AND FORGING THE LINKS BETWEEN DISASTER AND DEVELOPMENT(45 minutes)|
Discuss why politicians are often reluctant to invest in preparedness/mitigation. Introduce the concepts of risk and uncertainty. Ask participants if they have had experience with politicians refusing to accept mitigation because of limited obvious near term benefits.