Building Community Resilience: Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)

Training Course
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
20-28 Mar 2017
Uganda (KAMPALA)

This course will focus on the relationship between disaster, climate change and development. The overall objective of the training is to strengthen capacities of the trainees to mainstream community managed disaster risk reduction concepts, principles and practices in the planning and implementation of community development efforts in their respective organizations.

The training is designed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills of the trainees on the philosophy, concept and principles of CMDRR and CCA;

  • Built capacity to work with community members to initiate, develop, and implement community owned and managed disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans throughout the project areas.

Course Structure

Delivery of this course will be highly participatory. It will combine presentations, plenary discussions, small group work exercises, focus group discussion, case stories and a field practicum. Handouts will be provided to the participants whereas a field practicum will be incorporated to offer hands-on practice of participatory community risk assessment and planning.

To be able to qualify for graduation, the trainees need to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend all the face to face training sessions;

  • Take part in classroom individual and group activities;

  • Take part in the field practicum;

  • Present report of the field practicum findings back to the group.


There are no entry requirements. Regular and customized courses are available for individuals or groups. To register for the course or for more information concerning the cost, please email

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