Mainstreaming disaster risk management into management education: case of the Mona School of Business & Management

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Indianna Minto-Coy
Lila Rao


disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction, small island developing states, mainstreaming, business, SMEs, Jamaica


The purpose of this paper is to provide a background to and guide for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management (DRM) into higher education and training institutions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with the aim of increasing awareness and understanding of the complexity of DRM issues in business and management, based on their general and specific vulnerabilities. SIDS are considered a special category within the discussion on DRM, given a number of vulnerabilities generally and specifically. Furthermore, little attention has been paid to the business impact of disasters in such settings. It is proposed that one major route to improving this situation is through the educational and training institutions, which play a major role in shaping thinking and practices in such settings.


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