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This video from Cambodia shows how a local NGO managed to combine DRR and climate adaptation measures in view of increasing drought resilience of local farmers.

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This case study from Brazil tells the story of a municipality which was heavily affected by floods because people and authorities were unsufficiently prepared. DRR legislation was in force, risk information existed but the municipality did not allocate enough funds from its budget for preparedness.

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This case study gives an example of how community-led well digging led to a drastic improvement of people's food security.

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This video from Vitoria, a city in Brazil, illustrates how poor waste management can dramatically worsen the impact of flooding and cause landslides. The local community council, with support from a local NGO and volunteers decided to tackle this environmental problem and turned the garbage dumps into healthy green spaces.

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This case study suggests that through inclusion of DRR in the school curriculum people will become more aware, which will lead to greater pressure on local government to allocate resources for DRR.

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Often engagement with the local government begins and ends during an emergency. A case study of poor government preparedness.

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This video from Chile explains how local indigenous knowledge informs people in times of crisis and has ensured the safe evacuation of the Mapuche community when they were hit by a violent earthquake and tsunami in 2010.

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This video shows how the local municipality has set up a DRR platform with true representation and participation of community members leading to joint project planning by local government and community.

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This video from Chile explains how children were actively involved in the development of the reconstruction plans following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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This video shows how under the leadership of the local mayor community volunteer teams were set up to carry out disaster mitigation work, such as building bridges and mudflow canals.

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A case study on the needs, capacities and role of the children with disabilities in disaster risk reduction.

Un estudio de caso sobre la inclusión y la discapacidad.


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This video from Paraguay shows how a local climate monitoring and early warning system was set up in a way that the climate information was understood by local communities and provided practical recommendations aimed at increasing people's resilience when facing weather related hazards.

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