The fundamental principle of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) involves the development of bottom-up processes arising from the communities themselves. Development is based on the community's specific needs and its aspirations for safety, and appropriate actions to address these. The CBDRR course provides an opportunity for practitioners to learn, upgrade and share essential skills and knowledge to systematically address disaster risk reduction challenges at the community level and to facilitate the processes to reduce disaster risk of vulnerable communities.
Participants will acquire tools and knowledge on how to design and implement programs for reducing disaster risks and vulnerability leading to community capacity building to promote a culture of safety and self-reliance. The course provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience through scenario-based simulation exercises.
The participants will have a chance to learn about globally acknowledged programs and approaches to CBDRR from leaders of these initiatives, with a particular focus on examples from South and Southeast Asia. The course also discusses the integration of disaster risk reduction plans to governmental and non-governmental development plans.
The course aims to develop the capacity of community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) practitioners who will be the main project implementers at the community level by providing them with knowledge and skills in CBDRR including:
- Discussing the context of CBDRR in a changing climate
- Designing and conducting climate-inclusive community risk assessments
- Identifying measures for climate-inclusive disaster risk reduction through vulnerability reduction and community capacity development
- Preparing risk reduction plans and discussing their integration into sectoral developmental programs
- Analyzing issues and challenges in the implementation of community-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation programs
- Discussing areas of professional development
- Building commitment and value systems to promote community empowerment for climate-inclusive community risk reduction
The ten-day course is structured around the following modules:
Module 1: Context of CBDRR in a Changing Climate
- Understanding terminologies and evolving concepts in disaster risk reduction
- Dynamics of disaster risk in a changing climate
- Climate inclusive disaster risk reduction frameworks at community level
- Community based disaster risk reduction process
Module 2: Climate Inclusive Participatory Community Disaster Risk Assessment
- Introduction to participatory community risk assessment (PCRA)
- Climate smart hazard assessment, application and use of tools including climate outlooks
- Vulnerability and capacity assessment, application and use of tools
- Disaster risk assessment at community level
Module 3: Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
- Risk reduction
- Early Warning Systems
- Participatory planning for risk reduction at community level
- Establishing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for CBDRR
- Stakeholders analysis and partnerships for community risk reduction planning and implementation
- Building and sustaining community based organizations
- Mobilizing resources for CBDRR planning and implementation
Module 4: Climate Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction
- Overview to Community Resilience Framework
- Community Disaster Awareness
- Implementation of community-based disaster mitigation measures
- Linking DRR and climate change adaptation at community level
- Climate change adaptation in rural social ecological systems
- Mainstreaming DRR in community development programs
- CBDRR in recovery “the opportunity to build back better
- Community preparedness for disaster response
- Contingency planning to face exacerbated risk from climate change
- Development of an end-end early warning system at local level
- Public awareness in CBDRR
- Capacity development and training in CBDRR
Module 5: Enabling Environments for CBDRR
- National & sub-national institutional systems, policy formulation and Implementation
- Integration of CBDRR into local governance
- Advocacy for CBDRR
Module 6: Mainstreaming Gender into CBDRR
- Gender Perspective in CBDRM
- Gender-Sensitive Risk Assessment
- Gender Sensitive Disaster Early Warning System
- Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:
Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
Email: training @versedpro.com
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.
Mob: +254 7739167709
Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.
- All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
- Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
- The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
- In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.
- Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
- A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training
- Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, Tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.