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Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community (Version 1)

Authors: 
John Twigg
Organizational Authors: 
DFID
Year Published: 
2007

This guidance note is for government and civil society organisations working on disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives at community level, in partnership with vulnerable communities. It shows what a ‘disaster-resilient community’ might consist of, by setting out the many different elements of resilience. It also provides some ideas about how to progress towards resilience.

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