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Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia

P G Dhar Chakrabarti (Author) Sanjay Srivastava (Author) Binod Shakya (Author)
Synopsis This report presents the key findings of the study conducted on the indigenous knowledge in the respective countries. The project was taken up in two parts. Part I: The existing literatures on the subject in the respective countries were reviewed and analyzed to examine the tangible as well as intangible impacts of IK in terms of disaster risk reduction besides analyzing integration of IK for the development of policy framework with regards to Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR). Part II: Field surveys were conducted in an isolated community in these three countries to find out the genesis, structure and the dynamics of IK as it exists today to draw lessons for the future.
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About the author

Sanjay Srivastava

Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the co-editor of Contributions to Indian Sociology and also associated with the sociology unit of the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

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Title Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 230638899, 9780230638891
length xviii+135p., Col. Illustrations; Col. Maps; 25cm.