Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability

  1. Critically evaluate a range of conceptual views and theories aligned to disaster risk, resilience, adaptation, development and sustainability.
  2. Critically evaluate the roles of strategy, conventions, agreements, policy and structures aligned to the DRR, resilience, climate change and sustainable development contexts.
  3. Assess the challenges resulting from global change and the range of response options open to leaders in the sector to minimise impacts and maximise opportunities.
  4. Analyse the DRR, climate adaptation, development and sustainability strategies of key organisations, for holism and good practice and make recommendations to improve approaches and outputs.

You are to write one essay/paper (3000 words) on the following please:
Please select an organisation/agency such as the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR, NGO/INGOs. Please critically evaluate your selected organisation’s strategic and organisational development (i.e challenges, successes, overlaps) in terms of disaster risk reduction, resilience, climate change adaptation and sustainability.
 Then select a large scale disaster such as 2002 European Floods, 1999 Marmara earthquake, 2019 Hurricane Dorian, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2011 Sendai earthquake. Please discuss how your chosen institution responded to the changing needs of disaster management studies after the occurrence of that large scale disaster. Your discussion should include any policy changes, contribution to sustainable development, creating resilient communities, risk reduction strategies, mitigation plans, adaptation introduced by your organisation/agency. 

  • You should draw on relevant policy and practice, and academic theory as necessary.
  • In order to counteract any practice of students submitting work that is not entirely their own, all submission will be analysed via Turnitin software and subject to analysis by subject experts. All students must be able to present a full draft prior to any proof reader corrections. Course/Module teams may request an oral viva for students where they suspect the work submitted is not entirely their own.
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