Promoting grassroots innovation in Pati, Indonesia
"Someday", in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge"- Plto

The term "grassroots" was first introduced in China in the 1980s and is usually interpreted as the "general public" who do not have any authority.

 
Addressing Underlying Causes
According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) 2014 World Development Report,South and South East Asia remains more vulnerable to natural hazards than any other part of the world. In 2013, the single most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, is estimated to have killed thousands nationwide,and impacted the livelihoods of over 4 million people.As South and Southeast Asian region struggles to recover from one disaster after another, questions are already being asked about how human decisions may have exacerbated the effects of this natural disaster.
 
 
Community Resilience Survey 2013
In order to do a reality check on the emerging challenges and concerns at the frontlines, the Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN) designed the Community Resilience Survey (CRS) fro the region. The CRS, 2013, documents achievements and lessons learned and provides guidance on "How to" address the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) content and the next phase of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2).
 
 
 
Living on the Edge
Across the Asia-Pacific region, incidences of erratic rainfall and other extreme weather events are on the rise. The growing uncertainty means increasingly unpredictable lives for at-risk communities. However, few identify the causes as 'climate change'. So how do we begin to understand the problem? Living on the Edge presents scenarios from 14 countries. It details geographic vulnerabilities and by-products of inadequate disaster preparedness and adaptation.Let's act now before the changes become irreversible!
 
TRANSLATING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE INTO DRR AND CCA ACTION
Across the South Asian region, environment friendly and safety enhancing traditional techniques abound across all geographies and spheres of life. However, these are rarely captured in an effective and implementable manner. Similarly local innovations and ‘under the radar’ projects by civil society organisations and communities achieve phenomenal gains, but rarely get the visibility and recognition they deserve.
 
 
 
Filling the Governance 'Gap' in Disaster Risk Reduction
Conventionally, a State's inability to protect its citizens from the impacts of disasters has been essentially considered a capacity issue. In recent years, however, the attribution to the governance 'gap' – essentially the lack of voice and accountability - has gained importance. Governance factors have been identified, among others, as the principle drivers of risk in the Global Assessment Report, 2009. (GAR09) particularly the lack of citizens' access to political decision making (voice and accountability).
 
 
 
This Disaster Risk Reduction Terminology Kit
The kit developed by Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), builds on the 2009 UNISDR English version. This kit goes on to nine Asian languages simplify and localize the terminology involving various members including communities, governments and academic institutions. Each has been vetted by various members post translation to ensure maximum relevancy within the local setting along with simple illustrations to make the terminology accessible to a larger audience.

 
 
Humanitarian Accountability Report:
2009
Principal developments and apparent trends in relation to accountability in the humanitarian system. The purpose of the annual humanitarian accountability review is to offer an informed and independent view of progress made by the humanitarian system towards meeting HAP’s strategic vision of “a humanitarian sector with a trusted and widely accepted accountability framework, which is transparent and accessible to all relevant parties”.

 
 
Global Humanitarian Assistance Report: 2010
GHA Report 2010 presents the very latest data GHA Report 2010 presents the very latest data on financial flows to humanitarian crises. Chapters on conflict and the military, domestic response, the scale of needs, donor and recipient governments, pooled humanitarian funding and delivery agencies reveal the complexity of humanitarian response – multiple international and national actors working in highly varied contexts where the lines between humanitarian and other interventions is continually blurred.
 
 
Challenges to Human Security in Complex Situation:
A case of conflict in Southern Philippines: Merlie B. Mendoza & Victor M.Taylor
The first publication of the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) focuses on the challenges to human security in complex situations, considering the situation in Southern Philippines as a case study.
 
 
Global Assessment Report on Disaster risk reduction
The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo
/gar/report/index.php?id=1130&pid:34&pih:2
 
 
Real-time Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

This pilot guide is intended to help both evaluation managers and team leaders in commissioning, overseeing and conducting real-time evaluations of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on the synthesis of existing good practices it is intended as a flexible resource that can be adapted to variety of context.
 
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