The handbook specifically addresses those DRM practitioners who sit within:

  • The National Disaster Management Agency; or
  • Line agencies and local governments and have the designated responsibility for DRM.

The handbook provides DRM practitioners with advice for integrating DRM into key adaptation processes: policies, adaptation strategies, and adaptation projects. The handbook explicitly guides the practitioner on how to support government authorities to consider and treat disaster risk through these tools.

The guidance provided aims to:

  • Promote the importance of DRM as a starting point for adaptation;
  • Supply the practitioner with sound arguments to be used as they advocate the integration of DRM;
  • Identify approaches, strategies, tools and activities for comprehensive integration of DRM into the designated adaptation processes; and
  • Demonstrate the fundamental concept of integration so that the DRM practitioner can apply it wherever the need arises.

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