|Disaster Mitigation - 2nd Edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1994, 64 p.)|
|United Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme|
|Part 1 - Introduction to mitigation concepts|
|The sanitary revolution: a paradigm for disaster mitigation|
|Know your enemy: hazards and their effects|
|Saving life and reducing economic disruption|
|Targeting mitigation where it has most effect|
|Specific Hazards and Mitigation|
|Floods and water hazards|
|Strong winds (typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, tropical storms and tornados)|
|Drought and desertification|
|Part 2 - Actions to reduce risk|
|Reducing hazard vs reducing vulnerability|
|Tools, powers and budgets|
|The menu of mitigation actions|
|Part 3 - Mitigation strategies|
|Aims and methods|
|Economics of mitigation|
|Practicalities of mitigation|
|Opportunities for mitigation: post-disaster implementation|
|Empowerment and community-based mitigation|
|Part 4 - Implementing organizations|
|Building up skills and institutions|
|The regional context: a problem shared|
|International exchange of expertise|
|Supporting decision-making: external specialists|
|International decade for natural disaster reduction|
|Disaster mitigation in UNDP country programming|
|Initial phases of the UNDP country programming exercise|
|Annex 1: Profile of selected United Nations agencies and their activities in disaster mitigation|
|Annex 2: Acronyms|
|Annex 3: Additional reading|
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Disaster Management Training Programme 1994
This training module has been funded by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) in association with the University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center.
The draft for this text was reviewed by Yasemin Aysan and Ian Davis, Oxford Polytechnic Disaster Management Centre; Stephen Bender, Organization of American States; David Scott Luther, Instituto Dominicano De Dessarrollo Integral; Babar Khan Mumtaz, Development Planning Unit, University College London; and Ron Ockwell.
Editorial services, including design, educational components and formatting, have been provided by InterWorks. Design consultation and desktop publishing have been provided by Artifax.
Cover Photo: Mark Edwards/Habitat, UNDP World Development Annual Report, 1988.
The first edition of this module was printed in 1991. Utilization and duplication of the material in this module is permissible; however, source attribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) is required.