Knowledge Matters: disaster risk reduction

Knowledge Matters: disaster risk reduction

30 September 2013

Disaster risk reduction is being increasingly acknowledged by our peers within the humanitarian and development sectors as central to combating extreme poverty.

Here is an extract from the report, which you can read by clicking on the link below: 

[Foreword written by Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley] I am delighted to write a foreword to this special is-sue of Knowledge Matters. The current issue shines a light on a topic that is particularly close to my heart, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It is my firm belief that DRR is central to all of Concern’s work. The thrust of the current strategic plan is for the or-ganisation to focus its work in ‘poor-vulnerable countries’. What unites these countries is their vulnerability to disasters, be they man made or natural. Hence, for Concern to have impact, we need to analyse key risks and plan to deal with them.

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Knowledge Matters: disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction is being increasingly acknowledged by our peers within the humanitarian and development sectors as central to combating extreme poverty.