Magazine Articles | Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 83 March-April 2014 |

Community Based Disaster Management

Community is the first responder in natural as well as human induced disasters. The initial hours after a disaster, especially the first ‘golden hour’, are very crucial. Hence there is a need to build the capacity of the community which can be especially difficult in developing countries like India where education levels are low, people are poor and the community has more pressing priorities like eking out a living. It is thus a challenge for the authorities and concerned organisations...

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