Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Officials from humanitarian agencies and concerned government departments, members from citizen’s organizations, community head/leaders, NGO officials and policy makers.
Course Brief: Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) has been put forward as one of the mainstreams in any development plan and programs/projects. CBDRM, where people are at the heart of decision making, is a process of disaster risk management at the community level.
The CBDRM course aims to provide vulnerability assessment (VA) at the community level by identifying important community concerns such as livelihood and consumption, housing and social infrastructure, and gender and intra-household relations. The course discusses the basic approach to designing and implementing CBDRM programs that includes the process and the tools of participatory risk assessment, methods of analyzing hazards, hazard exposure and community vulnerabilities. It also focuses on resources that a communities need to reduce their vulnerability and adopt mitigation measures. Participants also go through an exercise on designing a CBDRM program followed by a field trip to a project site focusing on disaster resilient communities.