31. UNISDR and the integration of local knowledge in disaster risk reduction

Instructions

Learning outcome

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.

Activities

After reading UNISDR documents related to local knowledge, please answer the following quiz questions.

Introduction

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

Question 11 pts

Indigenous Knowledge refers to:

Question 21 pts

The concept of Transferable Indigenous Knowledge can be defined as a traditional art of disaster reduction that is indigenous to specific region(s) but having potential to be applied to other regions and having time-tested reliability. Its main characteristics are: (Check all that apply)

Question 31 pts

Indigenous Knowledge can be specific to communities. These characteristics of coastal zone Indigenous Knowledge included the following: (Check all that apply)

Question 41 pts

The concept of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction integrates with all the priorities of action. Match the different dimensions of DDR with the main benefit to integrate local knowledge.

Education

Question 51 pts

The concept of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction integrates with all the priorities of action. Match the different dimensions of DDR with the main benefit to integrate local knowledge.

Early warning

Question 61 pts

The concept of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction integrates with all the priorities of action. Match the different dimensions of DDR with the main benefit to integrate local knowledge.

Cost-effectiveness

Question 71 pts

The concept of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction integrates with all the priorities of action. Match the different dimensions of DDR with the main benefit to integrate local knowledge.

Governance