What We Do

Attention to culture leads to positive outcomes

With a culturally-based DRR approach, proven models, strategies, templates, and best practices serve as starting points that are then adapted to match the specific cultural system in a particular location.

Every aspect of DRR design, be it engineering, livelihoods communications, or training, must accommodate specific cultural interpretations as integrated into local lifestyles.

Culture-based approaches place value on local participation, which leads to useful understandings of beliefs, behavior, and worldviews.

An inclusive approach reveals much about community coping mechanisms, cohesion, and safety nets that influence effective program design.

In pre- and post-disaster scenarios, many interests compete to be heard. Culture-based approaches help ensure that the voices of underserved and vulnerable groups are not drowned out by those of elite stakeholders. Women, those with disabilities, the elderly, children, the economically poor, and all vulnerable groups are part of the plan. No one is left behind.

U.S. Context

Info about specific U.S. DDR goes here. With a culturally-based DRR approach, proven models, strategies, templates, and best practices serve as starting points that are then adapted to match the specific cultural system in a particular location.

Every aspect of DRR design, be it engineering, livelihoods communications, or training, must accommodate specific cultural interpretations as integrated into local lifestyles.

In pre- and post-disaster scenarios, many interests compete to be heard. Culture-based approaches help ensure that the voices of underserved and vulnerable groups are not drowned out by those of elite stakeholders. Women, those with disabilities, the elderly, children, the economically poor, and all vulnerable groups are part of the plan. No one is left behind.

U.S. Case Studies

International Context

Info about specific international DDR goes here. With a culturally-based DRR approach, proven models, strategies, templates, and best practices serve as starting points that are then adapted to match the specific cultural system in a particular location.

Every aspect of DRR design, be it engineering, livelihoods communications, or training, must accommodate specific cultural interpretations as integrated into local lifestyles.

In pre- and post-disaster scenarios, many interests compete to be heard. Culture-based approaches help ensure that the voices of underserved and vulnerable groups are not drowned out by those of elite stakeholders. Women, those with disabilities, the elderly, children, the economically poor, and all vulnerable groups are part of the plan. No one is left behind.

International Case Studies