Community-based disaster management and risk reduction


A training strategy for actor citizens is important in building capacities in a CBDM (Community based disaster management) approach. The UNISDR has supported short training courses of CBDM in Pakistan, India, and Indonesia, for example. The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre also offers a short, generic training course on “Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction”, as well as tailor-made courses on “Community Action for Disaster Response” (CADRE). Some guidance talks about the need for “many rounds of capacity building”, without the pressure of deadlines. After 6-9 months, they say “communities are organised enough to do their own DRR (disaster risk reduction) plan and engage with duty bearers (systems, institutions)” to move on to the implementation stage.

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