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Equity and inclusion for disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all



January, 2014


  • Emma Lovell and Virginie le Masson


As a guide to some of the important aspects of the successor agreement to the existing Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) recently produced ‘The future framework for disaster risk reduction: a guide for decision- makers'.1 By presenting evidence in the form of data, facts and summary messages, this guide included eleven modules which highlighted what a new agreement should cover. The modules ranged from rethinking the architecture of the framework, to linking disaster risk reduction (DRR) with climate change-related considerations. The vulnerability and inclusion module brings together evidence on opportunities raised by adopting an inclusive approach to ensure effective DRR. This new working paper makes the case for increased attention to wider issues of vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment, which are needed to assist policy-makers and international agencies to negotiate the successor agreement to the HFA.


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