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close this bookDisaster and Development - Trainer's Guide - 1st edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 57 p.)
close this folderPART TWO: UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLOITING DISASTER/DEVELOPMENT LINKAGES (45 minutes)
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View the document12. Impact of disasters on development programs
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View the document15. Large scale development projects
View the document16. Development programs can increase vulnerability
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View the document18. Development programs can decrease vulnerability
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View the document20. Disasters provide opportunities for development initiatives
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View the document22. Recovery programs can reduce vulnerability and promote development
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16. Development programs can increase vulnerability


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Discuss each of these relationships indicating that well meaning development projects can have negative consequences. Draw material from the case study for additional examples.

· Urban development-population influx; crowded housing on unsafe sites
· Coastal zone development - increased vulnerability to tsunami and tropical storm
· Transport construction - deforestation and landslides
· Dams and irrigation schemes - increased flooding risk and possible dam failure
· Poorly controlled industrial development - air/water pollution; exposure to toxic materials
· Livestock development - desertification from overgrazing


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