Experiences and lessons learnt from the project "Building resilience to tsunamis in the Indian Ocean":
This document reports on an initiative which objective is to build the resilience of communities and nations to disasters by strengthening national and local institutions, mechanisms and capacities for disaster risk reduction. It addresses identified gaps and needs on national and community level in India, Indonesia, Maldives and Sri Lanka and targets the following four core areas: (i) strengthening national capacities for disaster risk reduction; (ii) increasing public awareness and knowledge on tsunami risk and disaster risk reduction; (iii) strengthening local community capacities in preparedness, mitigation, and response to tsunamis and other related hazards; and (iv) advancing research and analysis on risk and impact of disasters.
The report capture stories from the project and provides insight to its real impact on the communities and beneficiaries, with the hope to draw sustained actions and inspiration towards the true goal of building resilience. The stories are as follow: (1) making disaster reduction part of national agenda in Indonesia and Maldives; (ii) people-led efforts to reduce effects of disasters in Sri Lanka and Indonesia; (iii) schools and hospitals as local champions for disaster risk reduction in Indian and Indonesia; (iv) integrated approach to environmental sustainability and disaster reduction in Sri Lanka and Maldives; and (v) cascading training system in India and Maldives.
The full-text of the report will be made available soon.