Strengthening local practices by assessing local knowledge
There is a need to: …further assess local knowledge and practices in order to strengthen good local practices (those which are sustainable and equitable) and attenuate unsustainable ones. Ultimately, understanding local knowledge and practices is a precondition for integrating local contexts and needs into DRR programs. DRR projects would benefit in combining external, scientific knowledge with local knowledge in order to create innovative and sustainable solutions.
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- Use local knowledge, collective memory and shared cultural values to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery
- Prioritise protection of cultural heritage when preparing disaster management plans and procedures. Moreover, disasters managers should capitalize on tangible and intangible cultural heritage to assist communities in becoming more resilience