Capacity Development

Training: Building Resilient Communities - Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

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).





Training Target Audience: 

Senior managers, development planners, facilitators, trainers, resource persons, and mentors who will benefit from learning the hows and ways forward in CMDRR.

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Training Requirements: 

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.

Tuition Remarks: 

Course fee covers meals and coffee breaks, double occupancy accomodation, course-related materials, field and agency visits, and airport transfers.

Additional Information: 

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.


21/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sat, 19/04/2014


Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur Cultural City

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Event Organisers: 

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Center for Asia (IIRR)

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In times of dwindling resources, disaster risk reduction is an easy win

A new report from the United Nations confirms what governments already hear but are slow to believe: that disciplined public sector involvement in “disaster risk reduction” can significantly reduce setbacks brought by hundreds of droughts, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and other hazards that befall the world each year, on average.

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 16/03/2011 - 10:10

Advisory Support

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Nepal in 2018.

UN-SPIDER was created in 2006 after recognizing that disaster risk management and emergency response communities, particularly in developing countries, are not fully utilizing space-based technologies to address natural hazards they are facing. 


Fourth United Nations International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop opened


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 13/10/2010 - 16:30


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