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Community Based Approaches Of Sustainable Development And Disaster Risk Reduction

Rajib Shaw
Published 2016 · Environmental Science

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Community based approaches of environment management, development and disaster risk reduction follow the basic principles of community ownership, leadership, and participation. Two key challenges are faced by most of the community-based practices: one, the sustainability issue, and the other up-scaling issue. Both of these issues have been widely discussed, and based on the current analysis of ten urban and rural cases, three specific key lessons are proposed: (1) to identify the right development needs of the community, and link the disaster risk issues to the development issues, (2) it is important to identify the right change agent, and (3) it is important to link the community initiative to local governance to enhance sustainability.
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