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Diaspora Disaster Development

Serving Humanity in Distress for more than 25 Years

This report tries to capture Sewa International's 25-year journey in the field of disaster management in India. The goal is to document empirical research on the organization's work. Since international and local plans to lessen the effects of natural disasters and adapt to their aftermath are being made and put into action more quickly, it is more important than ever to make the most of the resources we have. Because of this, it is becoming more and more important to have scientific ways to set up relevant research methods and validated data from previous disasters to support an evidence-based approach to reducing the risk of natural disasters. Interviews with volunteers, workers, partner organisations, and affected community members from disaster areas, as well as focus group discussions and shared learning dialogues, complemented the data collected through the primary technique of historical research using secondary sources. The report urges action over inaction. Late execution of much of what must be done has been recognised for years. We must also apply some current environmental lessons. We must ensure that governments, donors, and the humanitarian, development, climate, and environmental sectors prioritise help for the most vulnerable people, communities, and nations.

About the Editor

Author: Shatakshi Singh

Editorial Team: Kumar Shubham, Neha Sehgal, Vani Manoraj

Copy Editor: Ramesh Rao

Designer: Mekison Yengkhom Singh, Sanjay Kaul

Publications Lead: Harshit Kumar, Kumar Subham, Pawan Kumar

External Advisory Group

Prof. Anil Gupta, Head of Division, International Cooperation, Director of Projects & CoE, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Government of India

Prof. Satish Modh, Director at VES Institute of Management Studies and Research

Sh.Vijay Puranik, Joint General Secretary, Rashtriya Sewa Bharati

Sh. Prashant Upadhaya, PhD Student, Jawaharlal Nehru University

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