Humanitarian Crisis Response

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Capacity for disaster risk management will constitute a crucial portfolio for national governments, international and regional organizations, and humanitarian workers in the future.

Capacity for disaster risk management, including humanitarian response, will constitute a crucial portfolio for national governments, international and regional organizations, and development and humanitarian workers in the future. This is particularly true in Asia, an area that has absorbed a disproportionate share of the world’s recent natural disasters, and where settlement patterns and rapid urbanization expose millions to possible harm. The Post Conflict Reconstruction program at CSIS will engage with regional experts to build a network of regional institutions to promote more cohesive and effective long term responses to humanitarian crises in Asia.

Project Highlights

  • Mapping in-depth case studies of national and regional response to crises
  • Evaluation of regional gaps in the disaster response cycle, including prevention, mitigation and adaptation
  • Cross cutting assessment of the roles for regional organizations
  • Working group of key humanitarian relief experts in the region