International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Center for Asia (IIRR)
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The course uses a participatory training approach. Short lectures are complemented by group exercises, case study analysis, plenary discussions and field visits to communities. The trainers are experienced IIRR professionals led by IIRR Asia’s Program Specialist for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Wilson Barbon. Professionals from Nepal will also co-facilitate the training program.
The Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach builds people’s capacities to prevent and mitigate the impact of hazards of communities at risk. This is achieved by enhancing individual survivability and community readiness. Building resilient communities means strengthening the foundation of safety and enhancing disaster risk
reduction measures. This course is jointly designed and organized by IIRR and Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) with special focus on South Asian country participants (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal).
The aim of the course is to provide the participants with an insight about Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR).
- develop an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices of DRR;
- demonstrate the use of selected tools and conducted participatory disaster risk assessment in the community;
- teach different strategies to sustain CMDRR in a community;
Module 1. Concepts, Principles and Practices in CMDRR
Module 2. Facilitating CMDRR: Methods and Process
Module 3. Sustaining CMDRR
Module 4. Action Planning
Course participants are expected to arrive one day before the start of the course. IIRR reserves the right to cancel the course one month before its schedule if the required quorum is not met. This will be immediately conveyed to the applicants.