DRR in Hilly Regions

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    Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 115, July 2014:


    In many ways HFA2 process has strived to include citizens who face a high altitude disaster risks. But more can be included, especially more insights and evidence coming from specific locations and events.


    This issue of Southasiadisasters.net aims to highlight the challenges to effective DRR in Sikkim and other hilly states of India. The articles in this issue are based on various topics subsumed under this vast theme and range from the risk of climate change in DRR to the exigencies of DRR sensitive heritage conservation in such hilly states. Needless to say the role of India’s national authority and Sikkim’s State Disaster Management Authority are a key to reducing risks caused by disasters in Sikkim.


    The 115th issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled ‘DRR in Hilly Regions’ content includes:

    1. The Challenge of DRR in Sikkim and other Hilly States of India
    2. The Rationale of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Convergence
    3. Disaster Risks in High Mountain Regions
    4. Planning Disaster Preparedness in India: Key Thoughts
    5. Overview of the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) for Sikkim
    6. Living with Floods in Assam
    7. The Vulnerability of Sikkim to Multiple Hazards
    8. Regional Consultation for West and Central Africa: Co-Chairs' Summary Report
    9. The Need for DRR Sensitive Heritage Conservation in Sikkim
    10. Disaster in Devbhoomi: A Year After the Floods in Uttarakhand


    The contributions from Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Sima Mostofi Javid; Hari Krishna Nibanupudi; and Kanchan Gandhi. Each contributor keeps global and national efforts for DRR in mind and offers ideas, insights, or evidence to make HFA2 process include India’s experience.



    Risk Reduction in Hilly Areas, Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Floods, Hazards in Sikkim, Heritage Conservation, HFA2