Southasiadisasters.net Issue No.154, December 2016
Disasters are often seen as extraordinary events that occur suddenly to cause widespread loss of life and property in the communities they strike. However, there are underlying causes of vulnerability that keep on incrementally increasing the exposure of a community to a disaster in over time. Thus, resilience building is an exercise of systematically identifying and reducing these underlying causes of vulnerability to build resilient communities. This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of ‘Building Resilient Communities: Linking Climate Change and DRR in Action Plans’ and highlights important areas for resilience building across different levels.