Rebuilding Livelihoods to Reduce Disaster Vulnerabilities


Given the increasing frequency of climate-change related extreme events, minimising vulnerabilities of people, systems, and regions is critical for reducing disaster risk. Livelihoods based approaches could enable the reimagining of development pathways aimed at reducing key vulnerabilities and, therefore, disaster risk. This chapter starts by examining key concepts in the discourse surrounding disasters, focusing on vulnerability and disaster risk. Next, it discusses the impacts of disasters in the Global South, particularly on the livelihoods of disaster-afected persons (DAPs). Lastly, it draws out four key learning outcomes from disaster responses in the Global South that focused on rebuilding livelihoods.