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Chapter 7.4 Indigenous knowledge and coping strategies

Further reading

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C. Clarke Guarnizo, ‘Living with Hazards: Communities’ Adjustment Mechanisms in Developing Countries’, in A. Kreimer and M. Munasinghe (eds), Environmental Management and Urban Vulnerability, Discussion Paper 168 (Washington DC: World Bank, 1992),
J. Dekens, Local Knowledge for Disaster Preparedness: A Literature Review (Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), 2007),
A. Emery, Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Project Planning and Implementation, World Bank/CIDA/KIVU Nature, 2000,
J. C. Gaillard, ‘Resilience of Traditional Societies in Facing Natural Hazards’, Disaster Prevention and Management, 16(4), 2007,
K. Harris, Why People Don’t Behave as We Would Expect: The Role of Emotions, Unrealistic Optimism and Previous Experience in Disaster Preparedness. A Think Piece (Brighton: Institute of Development Studies (Strengthening Climate Resilience), 2011),
K. Hewitt, Culture and Risk: Understanding the Sociocultural Settings that Influence Risk from Natural Hazards (Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD, 2009),
IFRC, World Disasters Report 2014: Focus on Culture and Risk (Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2014),
D. J. Nakashima et al., Weathering Uncertainty: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation (Paris/Darwin: UNESCO and United Nations University, 2012),
R. Shaw et al., Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Good Practices and Lessons Learned from Experiences in the Asia-Pacific Region, European Union/UNISDR Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, 2008,
R. Shaw et al., Indigenous Knowledge: Disaster Risk Reduction Policy Note, European Union/SEEDS/UNISDR Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, 2009,
E. Visman, Knowledge Is Power: Unlocking the Potential of Science and Technology To Enhance Community Resilience through Knowledge Exchange, Network Paper 76 (London: Overseas Development Institute, 2014),