Building Community Resilience to Natural Disasters Through by United Nations

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A dialogue paper that bargains with construction neighborhood resilience to usual mess ups via partnership.

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The process of building community resilience entails, among others, partnerships and synergies, concerted and collective actions, and comprehensive social planning by all stakeholders. Developing OSCY into productive members of the community calls for long-term development strategies and programmes that foster freedom of expression, empowerment and active involvement of youth in socio-economic development. Drawn from the project, the following are among the important areas of consideration and recommendations on strengthening community resilience and developing more relevant and responsive policies on OSCY in Aceh and elsewhere in the region.

Moreover, the following issues pertinent to livelihood security and development were raised: 1) A difference must be made between livelihood recovery and livelihood security, as well as between short-term and long-term interventions for livelihood development. 2) Stakeholder consultations on developing and promoting alternative sources of livelihood are a critical process that must involve private business groups. 3) Micro-finance (including micro-insurance) is an important tool for enhancing livelihood security from disasters.

4 Enhancing end-to-end early warning systems The project component on enhancing end-to-end early warning systems in Sri Lanka generated the following findings: 1) It is important for early warning systems to be community-based, multi-hazard and linked to socio-economic development. 2) Most community-based early warning systems have focused on saving lives and efforts to link them with socio-economic opportunities are limited. 3) The downscaling of early warning systems from national to community levels is a professional challenge, and experiences in empowering users of early warning systems are not available.

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