Disaster resilience 

Mains Marks Booster     5th August 2023        
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According to the Hyogo Framework for Action (UNISDR, 2005), disaster resilience is determined by the degree to which individuals, communities and public and private organisations are capable of organising themselves to learn from past disasters and reduce their risks to future ones, at international, regional, national and local levels.

The ideas of ‘bounce back’, ‘spring forward’, and ‘build back better’ are often used in the context of resilience.

  • Resilience: the ability to flourish in the face of disaster risk
  • Capacity: strengths and resources available to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from disasters
  • Coping capacity: the ability to face and manage disasters

Elements of a Resilience Framework:

Elements of a Resilience Framework:


Resilience needs to be enhanced at all levels, from the local to the international. It is about preventing the creation of risk, the reduction of existing risk, and the strengthening of economic, social, health, and environmental resilience.

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