Author: Yue Cao
Our experience of implementing a first-of-its-kind earthquake resilience scenario in China shows that the arts can turn scientific evidence and practical knowledge into compelling messages that connect with people, change attitudes and inspire action to reduce the risk of disasters.
Siloed, top-down approaches are a common problem in disaster risk reduction (DRR) governance in many countries. In China’s case, this has resulted in a DRR system that is effective in responding to disasters and supporting recovery, but weaker at mitigating their risks.
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