To mitigate, develop, and improve the lives of those vulnerable to intense natural disasters, climate change, and food insecurity, many agencies are funding and implementing diverse activities from reconstruction to rehabilitation, and this book presents the lessons and impacts from a collection of these projects. It describesconcepts, strategies, processes, and tools in such a way that they can be easily replicated and shared with a wider audience. This study explains that mid- to long-term interventions, strategies, and practical approaches in particular are being designed and adopted to build the resilience of the poor. It describes valuable practical experiences and lessons from the field, capturing a range of interventions from implementing agencies involved in post-disaster rehabilitation. It is comprised of 79 papers grouped into four sections: coastal threats and challenges in South Asia; disaster risk reduction and the combining of resilience, mitigation, and adaptation; pathways for building the capacity of vulnerable communities to withstand and rebuild from natural disasters; and real-life postdisaster rehabilitation and resilience-building projects that have led to positive change at the community level. This is an exceptional resource for anyone concerned with disaster management and rehabilitation work, including students, researchers, policymakers, and members of nongovernmental organizations."
Julian Gonsalves has 35 years of experience in the design, management, and evaluation of international rural and agricultural research and development programs; he formerly worked for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. He is a recipient of the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Award and the Global 500 Roll of Honour award, given by the United Nations Environment Programme. Priyanka Mohan is a former research officer at the International Development Research Centre s regional office for South Asia and China and a former employee at the Centre for Environment Education."