Disaster Management: A Disaster Manager's Handbook

Publication | December 2008

This handbook is a ready reference guide for those actively involved with management of natural disasters before, during, and after disaster situations in developing member countries. It draws upon disaster management practices in Asia and the Pacific and endeavors to relate realistically to the needs of national disaster managers.


  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Introductory Notes
  • Basic Disaster Management Aspects
  • Long-Term Measures
  • Major Factors Prior to Disaster Impact
  • Response to Disaster Impact
  • Major Post-Impact Factors
  • Disaster Management Support Requirements
  • Appendixes