Identifying and training locals for CBDM


In community-based disaster management (CBDM), communities “own” the process because they are directing all steps and decisions. Often this involves new skills, such as carrying out assessments. Davies and Murshed explain one of the reasons why it is important that locals are identified and trained in the skills necessary for CBDM: “midwives, local religious leaders and school teachers can, when trained, make excellent assessors since they may have the confidence of the local community”.

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