Wednesday 10 October 2018

Disaster Risk Reduction in Andhra Pradesh issue no. 168, April 2018:

Andhra Pradesh is one of the most prosperous and economically robust states in India. However, the prosperity of the state is jeopardized by its enhanced vulnerability to multiple disaster and climate risks. It is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and floods. The state risks being battered by cyclones of moderate to severe intensity every two to three years. Since the 1975, the state had faced more than 60 cyclones. To protect the citizens of the state from the ravages of these risks, it is important to undertake resilience building measures. This issue of takes stock of the most commendable resilience building initiatives in Andhra Pradesh taken either by the government, civil society organizations or the private sector.

This issue of is titled"Disaster Risk Reduction in Andhra Pradesh"and focuses on the theme of Safety.

This issue's contents includes: (i) Disaster Risk Reduction in Andhra Pradesh;(ii) Public—Private—Partnership in Disaster Management Vijayawada City, Andhra Pradesh; (iii) Tsunami Mock Drill in Andhra Pradesh; (iv) Disaster Risk Reduction at Sub National Level: A Case of Andhra Pradesh; (v) Disaster Management Planning in Andhra Pradesh; (vi) Implementing School Safety and Hygiene (SUCCESS); and (vii) Reaching Last Mile: A case.

Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Mr. J. Nivas, IAS, Commissioner, and Mr. Sattar S. Abdul, Project Officer, Disaster ManagementVijayawada Municipal Corporation,GOI–UNDP DM Project, Vijaywada; Mr. FaiselIliyash, Disaster Management Expert, APDRP, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh; Mr. AshwinLingaiah,Capacity Building Officer, APSDMA,Guntur, Andhra Pradesh; Mr. NagendraBiyani,Joint Director, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, Hyderabad, Government of Andhra Pradesh

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