It’s all too easy to get caught up in the academics of DRR when the reality of implementation can be quite different. This talk I did in Sendai during the WCDRR aims at capturing practical ideas gathered from field experience of DRR projects and encapsulating them in a series of dos and don’ts for practitioners and those interested in fresh perspectives from the field.
These were the take away messages from this talk. For me as well as for many practitioners, these should be the crucial elements to achieve successful DRR interventions:
- DO MORE FLEXIBLE PROPOSALS
- DON’T START A PROJECT WITHOUT A CAPACITATED TEAM
- DO REAL PARTNERSHIPS
- DO MORE TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT DRR STRATEGIES- DON’T IGNORE LESSONS IDENTIFIED, LEARN FROM THEM