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Integrating people’s capacities in disaster risk reduction through participatory mapping

CADAG, Jake Rom D
November 2013

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This is ebook chapter presents different forms of participatory mapping to facilitate the integration of people’s capacities within disaster risk reduction.   The chapter "presents a particular form of participatory mapping...Participatory 3 Dimensional Mapping (P3DM), as a tool for making people’s capacity, as well as vulnerabilities, tangible, so that these can be considered in DRR [disaster risk reduction].  It draws upon a project led by coastal communities in the Philippines, between 2008 and 2009"

Chapter 17 of LÓPEZ-CARRESI, Alejandro, et. al, Eds, (2013) "Disaster management : International lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery” 

Chapter 3 : the right to participation in political and public life

LORD, Janet E

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This chapter focuses on Article 29 of the CRPD and the participation of people with disabilities in political and public life. It highlights the barriers faced by people with disabilities and provides recommendations for ways to increase participation
Chapter 3 from "Human rights. Yes! : action and advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities" by LORD, Janet E and DEFRANCO, Allison

Community-based rehabilitation in post-conflict and emergency situations

EIDE, Arne H

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"Drawing on existing literature and personal experience with CBR in post-conflict areas, this chapter explores the role of CBR in post-conflict zones and how CBR, as a multifaceted and flexible strategy for community development, may constitute a viable strategy for people with disabilities in post-conflict and emergency situations"
Chapter 5 from "Trauma rehabilitation after war and conflict: community and individual perspectives" edited by MARTZ, Erin

Chapter 11 : protection of persons with specific needs

May 2008

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This chapter outlines the key issues of persons with specific needs in internally displaced persons(IDP) or refugee communities and provides practical recommendations for a camp management agencies
Published in Camp Management Toolkit by The Camp Management Project

An ethical agenda in disability research : rhetoric or reality?


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This chapter reviews "key issues in the emergence of emancipatory disability research with particular reference to the British literature. It begins with a brief discussion of research ethics in relation to the emergent critique of traditional ways of researching disability, particularly its theoretical standpoint and the disempowering role of research experts. Second, attention centres on the key features of ethical or emancipatory disability research in line with a social model framework. This stresses an avowed commitment to the empowerment of disabled people through a process of political and social change while also informing the process of doing disability research. The third section addresses claims that the emphasis on political partiality deflects attention away from important debates about the choice of methodology and data collection strategies, and their implementation when undertaking disability research"
Note: This is the penultimate draft of an article that appears in: Mertens, D. M. and Ginsberg P. E.(eds.) 2008: The Handbook of Social Research Ethics, London: Sage, pp. 458-473

Disability and disasters : towards an inclusive approach | World Disaster Report 2007 : focus on discrimination

KETT, Martha

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This chapter explores why people with disabilities are often ignored or excluded at all levels of disaster preparedness, mitigation and intervention, and the mechanisms now in place to redress this, including the recent UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and what they are doing to make themselves more resilient to disasters

'Emancipatory’ disability research and special educational needs


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This chapter describes the emergence of a radical new approach to researching disability and highlights both its potential and the challenges it poses for research in 'special' education
Chapter 17 in Florian L. (ed.) 2007: The Sage Handbook of Special Education, London: Sage, pp. 233-246

People with disabilities | Social injustice and public health

GROCE, Nora Ellen

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The primary issues faced by people with disabilities are not only specific impairments but also the social stigma, reduced access to resources and poverty that limit their full potential. Social justice cannot be achieved unless people with disabilities - among the poorest and most marginalised - are fully included

Community-based rehabilitation : new challenges

RULE, Sarah
LORENZO, Theresa

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The chapter reports on two CBR programmes in South Africa: the CBR Education and Training for Empowerment (CREATE) programme in Pietermaritzburg and the CBR partnership programme between Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) and the provincial Department of Health in Mpumalanga. It explores the implementation of CBR as a strategy for community development, the development of grassroots workers and challenges facing CBR
Chapter 20 from ‘"Disability and social change : a South African agenda " edited by WATERMEYER, Brian et al

Tough choices : disability and social security in South Africa | Disability and social change : a South African agenda

SWARTZ, Leslie
SCHNEIDER, Marguerite

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This resource investigates disability and social change in South Africa. Specifically, it asserts that the biggest barrier to the full participation of disabled people in South African society is discrimination. In line with the social model of disability, this work further claims that societal attitudes hinder access to safe, accessible and affordable transport, employment and HIV and AIDS programmes

Disease control priorities in developing countries. 2nd edition. Chapter 2. Intervention cost-effectiveness: overview of main messages.

et al

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Drawing from the collective knowledge and analytical work of the many experts who have contributed to this volume, this chapter provides a broader perspective on the relative efficiency and effect on health of a number of interventions than is possible in a single, condition-specific chapter. The objective is to provide information on the cost-effectiveness estimates for 319 interventions covering nearly every disease condition considered in the volume, and the resulting avertable burden of disease. This chapter provides broad conclusions on the economic efficiency of using these interventions to improve health.


Disease control priorities in developing countries. 2nd edition. Chapter 15. Cost-effectiveness analysis for priority setting.


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What cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) does and does not provide, how it is related to the concept of burden of disease, and how it can be used, along with other criteria, in setting priorities is discussed. The several meanings of the term CEA and the way that interventions are classified and evaluated are described. Estimating the effectiveness of an intervention requires specifying the units which in turn requires choices of several parameter values, including, in the analyses reported here, the discount rate applied to future years; the disability weights that describe the severity of diseases and conditions, corresponding to the health losses that they cause; and the life expectancy at different ages. Costs of interventions to include in the analysis, and conversion of costs to equivalents in U.S. dollars for international comparisons are described. Variations of results and uncertainty of estimates are discussed. Two ways are suggested to consider costs and outcomes at the population level, allowing for large differences among countries in the size of population; the incidence or prevalence of a disease, condition, or risk factor; and the amount spent or available to spend on an intervention

Through African eyes : culture [chapter 3] | Our common interest : report of the Commission for Africa

March 2005

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Chapter 3 of the Report of the Commission for Africa explores how a number of aspects of African cultures impact on a range of areas of policy making. Challenges some misunderstandings about African history, and asserts that culture is dynamic and adaptive, rather than static bounded 'tradition' as it is often assumed. Considers Africa's great diversity and creativity, and considers the role of the range of networks, including religious networks, in African development processes

Mental health and development : from the local to the global. The involvement of mentally ill people in the development process


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From practical experience at local and regional level, the author champions the potential for mentally ill people to be involved in the development process. Insisting on the right of mentally ill people to be consulted in development work of all kinds, the author underlines failures and successes in the support of mentally ill people. He uses evidence from India and Sri Lanka to show that stigma bars mentally ill people from development processes and that this is a human rights issue

Disability sensitive planning for rehabilitation and reconstruction | Guidelines for planning in the re-building process : resource pack


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This is a chapter in Guidelines for planning in the re-building process, a resource pack that covers a wide range of aspects of post-disaster work, based on the experience of post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka. Chapter five covers disability aspects of reconstruction, and draws attention to disabled people's special needs in terms of housing, healthcare, etc. The chapter also deals with the prevention of disabilities in a post-disaster situation and helping disabled people to develop their livelihoods

Strategic communications [Appendix 4] | Rolling back malaria : the global strategy and booster program


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This short appendix discusses strategic communication, an important component of the Global Strategy and Programme of Action for Malaria Control. Roll Back Malaria partners held a communications and advocacy meeting in September 2004 to develop a comprehensive strategy in support of malaria control, providing a context for the World Bank to renew its operational and communications strategy simultaneously. It sets out goals, audiences, messages and key communications strategies

Resilience and success of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia

TEFERRA, Tirussew

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"This is an empirical cross-disability study among successful persons with hearing, visual and motor impairments. It tries to explore the threads of resilience which may be attributed to personal as well as environmental factors within the Ethiopian context. As it is the first attempt in the country, it is presumed to bring a fresh insight in the field and serve as a basis future intervention and research endeavour"
Chapter 5 from the book "Disability in Ethiopia: Issues, Insights and Implications" by Tirussew Teferra

Managing scaling up challenges of a program for the poorest : case study of BRAC's IGVGD program | Scaling up poverty reduction : case studies in microfinance

MATIN, Imran
May 2004

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This chapter looks at the Income Generation for Vulnerable Group Development (IGVGD) programme, initiated by BRAC, a large microfinance NGO. The programme aims to target poverty alleviation through strategic linkages between grant-based and market-based microfinance programmes. The IGVD programme is described and planning, management and issues of scaling up are discussed. Tables and graphs are provided to enhance understanding. This document is useful for people interested in microfinance programmes



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