Natural disasters are inevitable. Risk can be effectively reduced through pinpointed, surgical interventions
Miyamoto tackles complex disaster-risk reduction challenges by employing a “surgical” approach. Whether analyzing the vulnerabilities of an individual or a large stock of buildings, Miyamoto works to identify the “weak links” in the system, which, if addressed, would have the biggest impact on the overall system’s performance or resilience. Natural disasters are not preventable and disaster risk cannot be eliminated. However, through pinpointed surgical interventions, risk can be effectively reduced and managed.
Miyamoto’s expert engineering team is specialized in carrying out cost-benefit analysis to help structure investment in disaster risk reduction by determining the most impactful interventions within specific budget guidelines. Given that there are limited resources and many competing priorities and urgencies, disaster risk reduction interventions need to be not only cost-efficient to be feasible, but their benefits must be effectively communicated to mobilize stakeholders to invest. When conducting cost-benefit analysis, variables that matter to stakeholders are analyzed. Whether the variables are loss of income or functionality/operations, or the number of fatalities that can be prevented using specific disaster
risk reduction intervention, understanding the priorities of stakeholders, and drivers of decision making, is key to engineering successful disaster risk reduction efforts.
On behalf of governments, development partners and the private sector, Miyamoto has been engaged as a trusted implementation partner in the design and planning phases of disaster risk reduction strategies and interventions.
Working together with affected governments, businesses and families in the aftermath of disasters, Miyamoto is passionate about advocating for and supporting disaster risk reduction programming worldwide in disaster-prone countries.
We are a trusted implementation partner in DRR strategies and interventions.