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Understanding Recovery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Issue No. 175, October 2018


AIDMI's publication of SouthasiadisaAIDMI's publication of is titled "Understanding Recovery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands" and highlights the various aspects of the post–tsumani recovery process there.
This issue focuses on many themes related with the recovery process in the islands such as the importance of understanding the underlying factors of vulnerability, the role of international humanitarian agencies in assisting the recovery, civil–military cooperation in the response efforts, importance of housing, food and nutrition for a sustainable recovery and rehabilitation, etc. Most importantly, this issue highlights the nature of vulnerability and risk reduction in these beautiful islands.

This issue's contents includes: (i) Towards Understanding Recovery; (ii) The Multidimesionality of the Idea of Recovery; (iii) Challenges of Post–Tsunami Recovery in A&N Islands; (iv) (Re)Understanding Recovery from Asian Tsunami;; (v) Andaman & Nicobar Islands: After the Tsunami SEEDS Experiences; (vi) Lessons from Tsunami Recovery in Andaman & Nicobar Islands; (vii) Let us not Increase the Vulnerability of the A&N Islands; (viii) Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka, South Asia: Role of Japan; (ix) Civil—Military Cooperation in Disaster Response in India; (x) Reflections on Disaster Recovery in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; (xi) Observations on the Built Habitat and the Techno–Legal Regime of the Andaman–Nicobar Islands; (xii) Ecosystem Recovery Post Tsunami: Untapped Role of Communities; (xiii) Andaman Nicobar Islands Recovery: A View from the Communities; (xiv) Contribution of TISS in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Recovery: A Short Account; (xv) Andaman Nicobar Islands Recovery: Food and Nutrition Schemes; and (xvi) The House that Jack Built: Rebuilding Homes after the Tsunami of 2004.

Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Janki Andharia, Ph.D, Professor and Dean, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Lt Gen N C Marwah, Member, National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, India; Manu Gupta, Co-founder and Executive Director, SEEDS, New Delhi, India; Dr. Jaya Goyal, Social Scientist Specialising in Accountability & Institutions, Social Policy, Public Service Delivery, Community & Child Nutrition, India; Dr. P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti, (Retired) Headed the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) during 2005–2011; Pankaj Sekhsaria, Senior Project Scientist, DST-Centre for Policy Research, IIT-Delhi; Member, Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group; Yumiko Tanaka, Professor, Josai International University, and JICA Senior Gender Advisor, Togane-shi Chiba–ken, Japan; Ms. Madhuvantthe, Research Officer, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, TISS, Mumbai; Air Commodore Nitin B. Sathe, Sl Air Force, DSSC, Wellington (Nilgiris), Tamil Nadu, India; Alpa Seth, VMS Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Dr. Vijeta Rattani, Climate Change Division, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India; Sophie Blackburn, Liberal Arts Early Career Development Fellow in Geography King's College London, UK; Prof. Surinder Jaswal, Deputy Director (Research), School of Research Methodology, Centre for Health and Mental Health, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India; and Dr. M. Chandi, Sr. Research Associate, Andaman Nicobar Environmental Team, North Wandoor village, South Andaman Islands, India.

Theme: Ecosystem, Tsunami Recovery, Social Studies, Vulnerability, Disaster Response, Role of Communities..