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Disaster Risk Reduction, modern science and local knowledge: Perspectives from Timor-Leste

McWilliam, Andrew; Wasson, Robert; Rouwenhorst, Juno; Leonito Amarale, Aleixo


Local knowledge and modern science are both valuable inputs to environmental Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) approaches. Local knowledge for DRR is particularly important in countries where government capabilities are limited and where long-standing customary practices of natural resource management still exist and may be harnessed for governance purposes. Modern science can add value by expanding the knowledge base using methods not available to local people through empirical studies and using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101641


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