Risk and risk reduction has increasingly established itself in the rhetoric of government and non-government actors in the world over. As risk reduction activities have proliferated, we are increasingly held to account, has risk been reduced? It is a difficult question to answer. What is the evidence risk has been reduced or not?
Community-based disaster management refers to risk reduction programs designed primarily by and for the people in certain disaster-prone areas. Disaster mitigation using government and institutional interventions alone is insufficient because they pay little attention to addressing community dynamics or perceptions.
At the same time, local communities are often either unaware of these formal disaster management interventions or they find the interventions inappropriate due to the lack of recognition of community’s vulnerabilities and capacities, or they lack the external resources or technical support to supplement their own initiatives and capacity. Just as every individual, family, organization, business, and public service within a community will be affected by a disaster; each has a role to play in managing disaster. Looking at it practically, the multitude of actions must be taken to implement an effective disaster management program requires the participation of the entire community
Part of the difficulty is simply the confusion around the terminology. Risk and risk reduction have a precise technical definition which is often confused with more general notions of the word. This lack of clarity is reflected in the often asked question, what is the difference between community development work and risk reduction activities?
Distinguishing risk from general needs is important. Communities, removed from the cumbersome lexicon of the development sector, are clear on the risks they face. They are also clear on what must be done to reduce their exposure or vulnerability to those risks. Community risk assessment is a process intended to systematically identify those risks and actions to reduce risk. Our experience suggests that whilst community assessments comply with outlined methodologies, they do not in fact identify risk, but rather prioritize community development needs. In part, our difficulty in proving that risk has been reduced begins at this point.
This training aims at demystifying community based risk reduction and understanding the core concepts of the practice through defining the roles of all players and the roles of communities.
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Professionals of all disciplines who are interested in learning better ways to manage local level disaster risks and contribute towards a sustainable community development, mid-level professionals in community-based disaster risk management, post-conflict / post-disaster humanitarian response, reconstruction and sustainable community-based development sectors get most out of this course.
- Describe the role of local authorities in Community-based Disaster Risk Management
- Discuss the key hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities at the local level
- Explain the rationale and process of community-based disaster risk management
- Discuss the Disaster Risk Management System in your country
- Define the key terms and concepts like hazard, vulnerability, capacity, risk, disaster, disaster risk reduction Describe the administrative, political, social and economic structure of the area
Introduction to Community Based Risk Assessment (CBRA)
- Definition of terms relevant to the CBRA
The process of carrying out CBRA
- Initiating the process
- Community Profiling -
- Community Risk Assessment
- Formulation of Initial Disaster Risk Reduction Plan
- Formation of Community disaster response organization
- Implementation of short-, medium-, and long-term risk reduction measures, activities, projects and programs
- Monitoring and Evaluation
Hazard Assessment and CVA matrix
Risk Assessment and CBRA report
- Preparing a CBRA report
- Practicing the tools
Views on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
Community Based Disaster Risk Assessment
- Components of community based disaster risk assessment
- Purpose of Community based disaster risk assessment
Pressure and release model: progression of vulnerability
- Cause and effect in the Disaster Pressure model
Actors in disaster risk management at community level and their specific roles
Policies and legislative requirements for Community based Risk Reduction
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- Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
- Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
- One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.