Suggested citation:
Gvetadze, N. & Pertiwi, P. (2022). Including Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction: A Research Study from Eight Countries of Africa, Asia and South/Central America. (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Centre for Disability in Development, Christian Blind Mission, International Disability Alliance, and Malteser International). 

In 2021, a consortium of Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB), Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), Christian Blind Mission (CBM), International Disability Alliance (IDA), and Malteser International (MI) commissioned a study on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) policy and practice across eight countries of Africa, Asia, and South/Central America.

The study describes progress, gaps, and identified good practices in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 and concludes with recommendations to support improved disability-inclusive DRR.  The study design, data collection, and analysis were based on the 10 key inclusion criteria aligning closely with the Sendai Framework:

  • Disaggregated data

  • Inclusive risk assessment and planning

  • Inclusive risk communication

  • Supportive governance/policies

  • Direct representation of persons with disabilities in DRR

  • Investments in disability-inclusive DRR

  • Accessibility

  • Meaningful participation of persons with disabilities and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in DRR

  • Leadership of persons with disabilities in DRR

  • Inclusive partnership


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