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Constraints and challenges of working with the local church in disaster management

A paper outlining the constraints and challenges of working with the local church in disaster management

2008 Available in English

There are significant constraints and challenges in working with the local church in disaster management.

Tulo Raistrick outlines these challenges in this paper, including:

  • low capacity
  • lack of willingness to engage in disaster management work
  • mixed motives for involvement in disaster risk reduction
  • disunity within and between churches
  • attitudes of governments and NGOs to the church
  • local church contributions often being harder to monitor and evaluate

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