After the completion of this activity, students will have a sound understanding of the importance of local knowledge in disaster risk reduction and will develop familiarity with UNRISD resources.
After reading UNISDR documents related to local knowledge, please answer the following quiz questions.
Indigenous Knowledge can contribute to the institutional basis for implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), particularly as a local priority. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) together with other agencies has contributed to diverse researches and policy papers on the integration of local knowledge in DRR. It also maintains a vast resources database on its website. Take the time to visit the UNISDR website www.unisdr.org. Search for documents related to local knowledge, particularly ‘Indigenous Knowledge, Disaster Risk Reduction. Policy Note’.Take quiz