About this issue
AIDMI's publication of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in India" focuses on the theme of CSR led projects in India that have had a tremendous impact on the lives of marginalized communities and victims of humanitarian crises. The emergence of CSR as a major player in India's humanitarian landscape is welcome because it has secured much needed financial resources for activities of social development which were earlier undertaken by cash strapped civil society organizations.
AIDMI's publication of SouthasiadisaAIDMI's publication of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Understanding Recovery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands" and highlights the various aspects of the post–tsumani recovery process there.
The essence of disaster risk reduction lies in managing the underlying factors of disaster risk such as poverty, myopic planning, lack of building codes, environmental degradation, etc. If these risks are effectively managed then the death and destruction resulting from extreme events can be substantially reduced. Over the past two decades, India has taken considerable strides to minimize the deaths associated with disasters.
This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Interplay of Disaster Risk, Climate Change and Uncertainty" and highlights how the uncertainty related with disaster risk and climate change marginalizes at-risk communities by posing a serious threat to their overall development outcomes. Not only does this uncertainty manifest itself in different ways, it is also perceived by different people differently. For instance, there is a big gap in the way scientists and climate experts and at-risk communities perceive this uncertainty.