Community managed disaster risk reduction

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
RedR - United Kingdom
Date:
20-23 May 2013
Location:
Juba (Juba)

Overview:

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a vital element of any responsible humanitarian aid effort, as well as a crucial part of governmental planning. Both strive to ensure that when the next disaster hits, the loss of life is significantly decreased and communities have the knowledge, skills and infrastructures to rebuild their lives as quickly and effectively in a manner that fits their culture and expectations.

The modern risk management approach recognises that a wide range of geological, meteorological, environmental, technological and socio-political hazards threaten society – individually and through complex interactions. Risks are located at the point where hazards, communities and environments interact, and thus, effective risk management must address all of these aspects.

This DRR training covers disaster risk reduction approaches and operational issues and will provide practical skills to enable humanitarian workers to build DRR approaches into their disaster responses and local capacity building efforts.

The course covers:

  • Overview of the DRR cycle including commonly used terminology
  • Review of globally accepted frameworks for DRR
  • Assessment and management of risk
  • Context assessment to include stakeholder analysis
  • Assessing national/local capacity for DRR
  • Using participatory and community-based methods for DRR activities
  • Analyzing and selecting appropriate DRR approaches to enhance humanitarian response in different sectors
  • Understanding how funding mechanisms work in relation to DRR
  • Building collaborative partnerships for DRR
  • Monitoring indicators and impact evaluation of DRR
  • Overview of key literature

By the end of the five day course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of disaster risk management
  • Identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards
  • Strengthen the role of different organisations and groups in disaster risk management and be aware of the role of local aid workers in disaster management and additional needs to strengthen their participation in overall mechanism of disaster risk reduction
  • Participants will leave DRR training with the ability to assess risks in the humanitarian context in which they are work


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Event fee

INGOs/UN staff : US $30, NNGOs/CBO Staff : US $15

Target audience

Humanitarian workers currently working within the sector and individuals involved in humanitarian responses who want to improve their knowledge of approaches to and skills for Disaster Risk Reduction.


How to register

Please apply online or kindly send the complete application form to: Plot no 78, Block A4 Second Class Hai Jallab, Juba South Sudan


Keywords

Themes:
Community-based DRR, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
South Sudan
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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