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Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices & Lessons Learned

Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices & Lessons Learned

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Even before we came up with high technology based early warning systems, or standard operating procedures for response, numerous local communities worldwide have prepared, operated, acted, and responded to natural disasters using indigenous methods passed on from one generation to the next
Even before we came up with high technology based early warning systems, or standard operating procedures for response, numerous local communities worldwide have prepared, operated, acted, and responded to natural disasters using indigenous methods passed on from one generation to the next

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Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction:
Good Practices and Lessons Learnedfrom Experiences in the Asia-Paci
c Region
European Union
 
Editorial Team: Rajib Shaw, Noralene Uy, and Jennifer BaumwollGraphic Design by Mario BarrantesThe cover photo illustrates a Dhani, a traditional family dwelling in the district of Barmer in Rajasthan, India. The Dhani has beenimproved using modern technology called Stabilized Compressed Interlocking Block technology (SCEB). For more information, see“Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science Give Environment Friendly Shelter Solution in Flood Affected Desert Region of India” inthis publication.(Cover Photo Source: SEEDS)Please send your feedback and suggestions (including further case studies for consideration) to:Christel RoseRegional Program Of 
cer UN ISDR Asia and Paci
crosec@un.orgwww.unisdr.orgDisclaimer:The Information and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily re
ect the policies of the UN/ISDR secretariat“The European Union is made up of 27 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resourcesand destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainabledevelopment whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.”Disclaimer “This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the soleresponsibility of UN/ISDR secretariat and can in no way be taken to re
ect the views of the European Union.”
 
Bangkok, July 2008
2008
Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction:
Good Practices and Lessons Learnedfrom Experiences in the Asia-Paci
c Region
European Union

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