DRH-Asia: Disaster Reduction Hyperbase
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DRH registration procedure

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A. Procedure toward Registration in DRH Database

Your proposed DRH Contents are discussed at the DRH Forum by registered DRH members for possible enhancements with a lead of DRH Facilitators. When discussion converges, the proposals are registered in the DRH Database. The DRH Manager makes initial judgment on acceptance for discussion and final confirmation for registration in the DRH Database. The procedure consists of the following steps.

(1) Manager's acceptance for discussion at DRH-Asia with appointment of Facilitators depending on the categories of Implementation Technology; i.e., IOT, PT, or TIK

(2) Facilitator-Proposer discussion and possible enhancement of the manuscript

(3) Discussion among registered DRH members (lead by Facilitators) and possible enhancement of the manuscript

(4) Facilitators' judgment for finalizing discussion

(5) Manager's confirmation and automatic registration in DRH Database

B. Criteria for Acceptance

The discussion process shall be based on the following criteria of judgments. Requests from Facilitators to the proposers for improving the submitted proposal manuscripts as well as Facilitators' guidance of discussion shall be made by referring to those criteria

(1) General Criteria for DRH Contents Acceptance

The criteria for accepting proposed DRH Contents are based on the following key items:

* Understandable to users

* Implementable (Usable, Doable)

* Shown to be useful


* Criteria for each category (IOT, PT, TIK)

These criteria are based on conceptual developments by the DRH project participants (NGO and government practitioners, international organizations like UN/ISDR). Their underlying principle is "implementation strategy". They are different from conventional scientific journals.

* How to meet the General Criteria: Take note in the following when you write up.

i) To make it understandable to users:

* Use terminology that can be understood by non-experts.

* Incorporate as many illustrations as possible including photographs, diagrams and figures.

* If you would like to include technical descriptions (such as scientific journal and paper, technical report, etc.), put them in attached files.

ii) To make it implementable (doable)

* Give as detailed and quantitative explanations as possible in the comment boxes for process of implementation and resources required.

iii) To make it shown to be useful:

* Incorporate as many Application Examples as possible.

* It is desirable that application examples are practical applications.

(2) Criteria for each category of implementation technology

1) Criteria for Implementation Oriented Technology (IOT)

* Technically or scientifically acceptable

* Problem identification and methodology development practiced in direct communication with stakeholders and end-users to create incentive for their participation and ownership

* Regional characteristics properly incorporated in terms of local context including available materials, cost, and workmanship

* Most advanced research methodologies mobilized to generate high-quality products and meet the actual demands of the region

2) Criteria for Process Technology (PT)

* With emphasis on "practical use" of research

* A tested methodology with social, cultural, economic, ecological, and technical feasibilities, developed through an implementation/ testing process ensuring results in disaster reduction

* Demonstrated stakeholders' participation and enhanced ownership

* of the process

* of results and lessons

* Amenable/adaptable to local context, and with institutionalization potential

* In-depth knowledge and insight gained through experience with disasters and mitigation

3) Criteria for Transferable Indigenous Knowledge (TIK)

* Originated within communities, based on local needs, and specific to culture and context (environment and economy)

* Provides core knowledge with flexibility for local adaptation for implementation

* Uses local knowledge and skills, and materials based on local ecology

* Has been proven to be time tested and useful in disasters

* Is applied or applicable in other communities or generations

Institutions contributing to DRH Contents (Click here): posted on request