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close this bookDisaster and Development - 2nd edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1994, 60 p.)
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View the documentUnited Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme
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close this folderPART 1. The relationship between disasters and development
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View the documentHow disaster effects can vary from one type of hazard to another
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close this folderPART 2. Understanding and exploiting disaster/development linkages
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View the documentThe impact of disasters on development programs
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View the documentDevelopment programs can increase vulnerability
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View the documentDevelopment programs can decrease vulnerability
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View the documentDisasters as opportunities for development initiatives
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close this folderPART 3. Assessing the trade-offs in investing in vulnerability reduction
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View the documentWill the losses occur?
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close this folderPART 4. Forging the links between disasters and development
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View the documentThe UN and the NGO role
View the documentBuilding links between disasters and development - the community’s role
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View the documentAnnex 1: Cost-benefit analysis for vulnerability reduction in the context of uncertainty
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View the documentDisaster Management Training Programme

(introduction...)

This part of the module is designed to enhance your understanding of:

· current and potential roles for United Nations agency officials and NGOs in helping countries make the disaster/development connection

· why the affected communities need to be involved in designing and implementing programs

Governments should develop an overall country-wide disaster plan with supporting policies.