The strength of networks: the local NGO response to the tsunami in India.

@article{Kilby2008TheSO,
  title={The strength of networks: the local NGO response to the tsunami in India.},
  author={Patrick Kilby},
  journal={Disasters},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={120-30}
}
This paper examines the role played by a network of 12 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs)--the East Coast Development Forum (ECDF)-in the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami ('Asian tsunami') of 26 December 2004, which devastated the east coast of India. It examines how the ECDF sought to meet the needs of affected people through a direct relief programme, a rehabilitation programme focused on the restoration of livelihoods, and through advocacy to press for changes to government… CONTINUE READING