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close this bookAn Overview of Disaster Management (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - United Nations Development Programme , 1992, 136 p.)
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View the documentAppendix - GA Resolution 46/182, Strengthening of the Coordination of Humanitarian Emergency Assistance of the United Nations


After reading Part Four and completing the exercises, you should know the basic concepts, aims and elements of disaster mitigation. You will be able to describe:

the principle objectives of disaster mitigation

several available mitigation techniques

how to consider disaster mitigation as a development theme

how to appraise a country’s capacity to implement disaster mitigation projects

how to take hazards into account in project identification and formulation