Emmanuel Raju

Emmanuel Raju
University of Copenhagen · Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research

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Disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability. We must acknowledge the human-made components of both vulnerability and hazard and emphasize human agency in order to proactively reduce disaster impacts.
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Main findings • The flooding occurred as a direct consequence of the extreme monsoon rainfall throughout the summer 2022 season exacerbated by shorter spikes of very heavy rain particularly in August hitting the provinces Sindh and Balochistan. We therefore consider 60-day and 5-day maximum rainfall during the monsoon season for the Indus basin and...
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The text offers a comprehensive and unique perspective on disaster risk associated with natural hazards. It covers a wide range of topics, reflecting the most recent debates but also older and pioneering discussions in the academic field of disaster studies as well as in the policy and practical areas of disaster risk reduction. This book will be o...
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability globally. Their importance in humanitarian settings is increasingly recognised, but evidence about how best to address NCDs in these setting is limited. This scoping review aimed to explore models of NCD care for displaced populations in Iraq, in order to build evidence...
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Climate litigation has become a strategic tool to push for climate justice, including compensation for losses caused by climate change. Many cases rely on the establishment of a causal relationship between the defendants' emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and the plaintiffs' losses. All decided cases seeking compensation for a concrete climate rel...
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The effects of climate change, whether they be via slow- or rapid-onset events such as extreme events, are inflicting devastating losses and damage on communities around the world, with the most vulnerable affected the most. Although the negative impacts of climate change and the concept of loss and damage are included in international conventions,...
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Conventional lecture-based educational approaches alone might not be able to portray the complexity of disaster risk management practice, and its real-life dynamics. One work integrated learning (WIL) practice that can give students practical work-related experiences is simulation-based learning. However, there is a limited discourse on simulation-...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to communities and organizations globally. Evidence on the potential role of business continuity for pandemic resilience remains scattered, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In this case study on COVID-19, based on qualitative interviews with private and humanitarian actors i...
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This is a methodological deliverable looking into how we will study different aspects of governance in relation to social media and crowdsourcing in disasters
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The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered and intensified existing societal inequalities. People on the move and residents of urban slums and informal settlements are among some of the most affected groups in the Global South. Given the current living conditions of migrants, the WHO guidelines on how to prevent COVID-19 (such as handwashing, physical dis...
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Disasters of any scale gather different stakeholders. Some of them are involved only during disaster response, some of them during disaster recovery and many of them are involved in the entire process of disaster risk management. This paper aims to explore the differences in coordination during disaster response and recovery. The study uses qualita...
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Latin America is one of the regions facing many disasters with some of the worse impacts. The current governance model has not proven successful in disaster risk reduction. This article aims to theoretically analyse the relationship between ideal regional disaster risk governance (DRG) and the actual production of disaster risk in Latin America. Fr...
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This thematic issue aims at unravelling how the global consensus towards a shift to risk reduction and inclusive disaster governance evolves in everyday governance practices, where roles and responsibilities are evolving and negotiated, permeated by politics of power and legitimacy. It identifies three different dimensions of disaster governance. T...
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It is our great pleasure to present this collection of papers authored by participants of the 8th International i-Rec Conference “Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation”, held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, 5–8 June 2019. You can find the special issue on the journal website: https://www...
Technical Report
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This report aims to provide a state-of-the-art of the existing academic literature linking social media and crowd sourcing (SMCS) with disaster management processes (DMP). This is to improve institutional resilience; and map existing European formal governance processes in relation to SMCS and disasters across three levels of government: Global, Eu...
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Capsule Currently no systematic assessment of loss and damage due to climate change exists. Towards such an inventory we present a transparent way to ascertain the quality of evidence for such assessments. Current levels of global warming (Haustein et al. 2017) have already intensified heatwaves, droughts and floods, with many recent events exhibit...
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Purpose The field study aimed at exploring how capacities are influenced by external factors in the context of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR). Design/methodology/approach The field study was conducted in a small rural area called Lapsibot in Lamjung district in Nepal. The article is based on a fieldwork conducted in April 2018. Th...
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Governance is central to Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the 21st Century. In order to enhance the risk management capabilities of countries and the institutions responsible for carrying out DRM tasks, new approaches to governance should be explored. In heeding this claim, the Enhancing Risk Management Capabilities Guidelines creates a list of re...
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Expert scientific knowledge is fast becoming an integral part of disaster management, and, in the process, is changing the role of science for the reduction of disaster risks at the policy level. Yet science and policy operate in different domains between which there are often competing interests and modes of valuing knowledge. Based on research do...
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Appropriately designed tertiary level education in the area of disaster risk management is critical for developing knowledge and competence for sustained intervention to prevent and mitigate disaster risks proactively. The conventional lecture-based educational approaches alone might not be able to portray the complexity of disaster risk management...
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Community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction has been the subject of attention for practitioners and scholars in the humanitarian and development sector for many decades. One of the core elements of the concept is the notion of inherent capacities of communities that get examined after every disaster. However, communities' capacities face...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify how governance and accountability have been addressed in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030. Design/methodology/approach The research is mainly based on the analysis of the SFDRR; scientific literature, particularly recent publications covering the SFDRR. The paper...
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Disasters continue to have a dramatic impact on lives, livelihoods and environments communities depend on. In response to these losses, the global community has developed various theories, assessment methodologies and policies aimed at reducing global losses. A contemporary outcome of these interventions is to build the disaster resilience. However...
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The present paper seeks to investigate the extent and nature of organizational interdependencies in recovery operations. It focuses on the recovery following the Boxing day tsunami in 2004 in Tamil Nadu, India. It uses the theoretical framework from infrastructure interdependencies to a disaster recovery setting. It takes a case study approach and...
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This paper seeks to examine the extent to which technological advances can enhance inter-organizational information sharing in disaster relief. Our case is the Virtual OSOCC (On-Site Operations Coordination Centre) which is a part of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) under the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humani...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the emergence of resilience into the contemporary discourse of disaster risk. As a counter position to the current status quo in defining and addressing resilience, this paper introduces the theoretical lens of complex adaptive systems theory (CAS). Some of the key characterisitcs related to CAS are...
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This paper explores the concept of resilience in disaster management settings in modern society. The diversity and relatedness of ‘resilience’ as a concept and as a process are reflected in its presentation through three ‘versions’: (i) pastoral care and the role of the church for victims of disaster trauma, (ii) federal policy and the US Critical...
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The stakeholders involved in sustainable development are also involved in risk and disaster related activities. Disaster situations bring together multiple stakeholders. This is one of the complexities of disaster response and management in general in which many actors ranging from public to private come into play. Governmental agencies create new...
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Post-disaster coordination is an essential aspect to achieve sustainable disaster recovery. However, to date, little attention has been paid to the subject of coordination in disaster recovery in comparison to response coordination. This study is an investigation into the factors affecting coordination for sustainable disaster recovery. It uses the...
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Coordination during disaster recovery is one of the most neglected areas of disaster risk management, as the majority of literature on coordination focuses on disaster response. The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors affecting coordination for long-term recovery. For this purpose, the study uses semi-structured interviews with diffe...
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Disaster recovery after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 led to a number of challenges and raised issues concerning land rights and housing reconstruction in the affected countries. This paper discusses the resistance to relocation of fishing communities in Chennai, India. Qualitative research methods were used to describe complexities in the debat...

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This research qualitatively investigates the impact of COVID-19 upon migrants’ wellbeing and mental health in the context of India. https://ehs.unu.edu/research/protecting-the-wellbeing-of-migrants-in-india-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-prowellmigrants.html#outline
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Investigate the application of cross-scalar disaster risk governance within the African continent. This project focusses on policy-based evidence and evidence-based policy.