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DesInventar Sendai - Disaster loss data for Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework Monitoring System

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk reduction (UNISDR), (1994)

DesInventar as a Disaster Information Management System: DesInventar is a conceptual and methodological tool for the generation of National Disaster Inventories and the construction of databases of damage, losses and in general the effects of disasters. The Disaster Information Management System is a tool that helps to analyze the disaster trends and their impacts in a systematic manner. With increased understanding of the disaster trends and their impacts, better prevention, mitigation and preparedness measures can be planned to reduce the impact of disasters on the communities.

Social and Behavior Change Communication for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

Amrita Gill-Bailey, Kathryn Bertram, Uttara Bharath et al., Eds.: Johns Hopkins University and US Agency for International Development (USAID), (2017)

Each unit builds on the one prior, and they all combine to provide key information for developing an SBCC strategy. It is not essential, however, to work through the I-Kit from start to finish. Users can choose to focus on specific aspects for which they need support in their emergency communication response. The nine units and corresponding worksheets are outlined in the I-Kit Site Navigator.

Social and Behavior Change Communication for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit. Worksheets

USAID; Health Communication Capacity Collaborative, Eds.: The John Hopkins University, (2017)

This I-Kit provides essential information and tools for responding to an outbreak using an SBCC approach. It presents a series of nine units, each accompanied by exercise worksheets to help link the SBCC theory to practice. The worksheets in each section are typically followed by a completed example. The completed examples will likely include information about an emergency that, during an actual event, might not be immediately available. This was done to illustrate the full range of information to inform a strategic communication response.

Build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction (Consultative version)

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), (2017)

This consultative version of the guideline is the product of literature reviews, discussions and contributions from diverse stakeholders, as well as UNISDR-nominated experts appointed specifically for the development of the Words into Action guideline for Build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Disaster impacted countries and communities are oftentimes much better equipped to Build Back Better during the extended period of recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction when they have taken actions to strengthen recovery capacity and decision-making effectiveness prior to the onset of disaster.

Learning from experience: a summarised review of early warning systems

World Vision, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, (2016)

With the increase in frequency of disasters, there is a need to improve early warning systems (EWS) for EA to reduce the risks faced by children and their families. As a consequence, the term early warning, early action (EWEA) has become increasingly common among those responding to slow-onset disasters.

Twinning partnerships for improvement (TPI)

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

Recovery partnership preparation package: Building capacity to reactivate safe essential health services and sustain health service resilience. In the aftermath of an emergency, the recovery partnership preparation package supports the establishment and implementation of institutional health partnerships, or ‘twinning partnerships’. These partnerships focus on shared learning and improvement in the services that are being delivered. The Twinning Partnerships for Improvement (TPI) approach supports capacity-building, the re-establishment of safe essential health services and encourages joint long term efforts on service delivery strengthening

Recovery toolkit: Supporting countries to achieve health service resilience

World Health Organization WHO, (2016)

A key purpose of the Recovery Toolkit is to support countries in the reactivation of health services which may have suffered as a result of the emergency. These services include ongoing programmes such as immunization and vaccinations, maternal and child health services, and noncommunicable diseases.


Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, (2016)

As an online disaster risk visualization tool, ThinkHazard! aims to provide users with information to make risk-informed choices. This is the first platform of its kind, allowing anyone to quickly find information on 8 different types of hazards in their search area. All information is open source and users are able to download all information freely.

Toward Resilience

Marilise Turnbull, Charlotte L. Sterrett, and Amy Hilleboe, Eds.: Practical Action Publishing Ltd, Catholic Relief Services, (2013)

A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

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