Training course in community action planning in disaster prone communities 2013

Training Course
Agency for Integrated Development and Training Services (AIDTS)
05-11 May 2013
Uganda (Mbarara- Southwestern Uganda)
Development studies centre

Agency for integrated development and training services is a capacity building organisation with over 15 years experience in disaster risk reduction training and research. There is evidence that the number, severity and economic impact of some types of disaster – particularly floods, drought and storms – is increasing. Climate change is advancing more rapidly than most scientific projections ten years ago indicated, and extreme weather events will contribute increasingly to climate-related disasters. Areas previously less affected by natural hazards may find that floods or droughts become part of daily life. This calls for active engagement of disaster prone communities in disaster risk reduction through community action planning process.

The course is conceptualized in response to increasing concern about the magnitude of disasters and their impact on local communities worldwide. The overall aim of the workshop is to stimulate community driven development especially in the disaster prone areas and to contribute to the sustainable development of communities. It is anticipated that, the use of CAP(community action planning) will empower poor women and men in the disaster to achieve sustainable livelihoods through increased food production, household income levels and disaster preparedness along with conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, influence those with power over them and ultimately improved standard of living. The training will enhance the capacity of participants in developing Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Plans (CMDRR). By the end of the workshop, delegates should be able to: • Determine the nature and behaviour of community potential threats - hazard assessment • Conduct community vulnerability and capacity assessment using participatory tools • Conduct climate change risk assessment on community livelihoods • Assess climate change adaptation options • Prepare community-level risk management plans Course Content The course covers six modules: • Module One: Preparation and use of participatory tools in risk assessment and planning • Module Two: Assessment of community’s existing and potential threats/hazards • Module Three: Community vulnerability and capacity assessment • Module Four: Community dynamic pressures and underlying causes • Module Five: Climate change risk and adaptation options assessment • Community-level risk management planning

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What is included in the event fee

• Participation to the course and training materials • Accommodation and Meals at the Development Studies Centre • Access to the Development Studies Centre campus general services

Target audience

Policy-makers and key players in local development management and disaster risk reduction. More specifically people, institutions, governmental and non governmental organizations of civil society and cooperation engaged in the theme of the course.

How to register

Contact: Dr. Willy Nkamuhebwa at or mail to


Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Risk Identification & Assessment, Vulnerable Populations
Drought, Flood
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