Community-based disaster risk management

Training Course
RedR - India
25-29 Nov 2012
India (Patna, Bihar)

Course outline

Community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) is a process, which leads to a locally appropriate and locally 'owned' strategy for disaster preparedness and risk reduction. RedR India’s course on community based disaster risk management explores the different dimensions of the CBDRM approach and has been designed to improve the effectiveness of specialist and non-specialist professionals in disaster response, helping them to link the disasters with risk reduction and development in a sustainable manner. This course can be made modular to focus on different topics like community based disaster preparedness (CBDP), community emergency response teams, community contingency planning (CCP) and organisational level disaster preparedness (OLDP).

This course introduces the significance, nature and scope of community based disaster risk reduction and management, and further delves in to understanding the essentials of preparedness planning. Further, it explores the process of capacity and vulnerability analysis, participatory planning and risk assessment tools, predictability, forecasting and early warning systems, use of sphere standards in community based disaster preparedness, family level preparedness and relief and rescue, long term disaster mitigation and preparedness measures and asset building for the same. It also covers a community-based approach to project and programme planning for relief, recovery and resettlement. Course outcomes

  • Understand the concepts underlying CBDRM, in the context of the Disaster Management Cycle;

  • Understand key elements of a comprehensive disaster preparedness strategy;

  • Carry out the participatory facilitation of hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk assessment of individuals, families and communities;

  • Undertake stakeholder analyses of communities and their environment;

  • Plan and design effective community disaster awareness initiatives, including training and rehearsals.

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Event fee

Residential rate $ 600 ; Non-residential rate $ 350.

What is included in the event fee

Residential Rate : tuition, accommodation and all meals. Non-residential rate: tuition, lunch, morning and evening refreshments.

Target audience

This course is ideal for Government Officials, INGOs, UN, Red Cross, NGOs and development professionals who are working and are involved in CBDRR initiatives. It is also suitable for :

  • Humanitarian workers and specialists

  • Emergency response or management specialists with some experience of a major NGO transnational network or the UN

How to register

Please fill out the attached registration form and send it to


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