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The Encyclopedia of Disaster Management

Community Risk Assessment (CRA)

Definition CRA (Community Risk Assessment) is a participatory process for assessing hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, ability to cope, preparing coping strategies and finally preparing a risk reduction options implementation plan by the local community. CRA uses scientific information and predictions and participatory discourses to identify, analyse and evaluate risk environment of a particular community, reach consensus… read more »

Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP)

Bangladesh is also one of the country’s most at risk from the projected impacts of climate change. Reflecting global consensus and concerns of many development partners, it is clear that the increased frequency and severity of climatic events, such as flooding, cyclones and drought, will likely have a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods. Climate… read more »


Definition Adaptation is a process to cope with the changing environment. It is  the adjustment in natural or human system in the response to actual or expected climate stimuli or their effects with moderator’s harm or exploits beneficial opportunities. Adaptation is the action or process of adapting or being adapted. Types of Adaptation Their are… read more »


Origin Several researcher, scientist gave and suggested several opinions. According to them ‘Hazard’ word comes from different languages. It comes from: Word Origin of Language Meaning hasard, hasart Old French Game of chance played with dice azar Spanish An unfortunate card or throw at dice hazarder Middle French Put something at stake in a game… read more »