Community managed disaster risk management

Training Course
RedR - United Kingdom
06-10 May 2013
Kenya (Nairobi)


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. This course will provide practical skills to enable humanitarian workers to build DRR approaches onto 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

UN/INGO: Kes 6,800 or $80 per day, NGO/CBO: Kes 3,400 or $40 per day

Target audience

Any humanitarian worker currently working within the sector and individuals keen to get involved in humanitarian responses

How to register

Please apply online, and for more information please email the training team.


Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Governance, Vulnerable Populations
The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 16-19 July 2018 The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 16-19 July 2018.
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