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Community Based Risk Management


Communities are the first to suffer from emergencies and the first to respond. Many initiatives, programs, and projects have proven successful through active community participation in community-based models. This course uses case studies to cover qualitative and quantitative risk, hazard, vulnerability, and capacity assessments in community settings. It also emphasizes the integration of the concept of risks in resource assessment, hazard mapping, simulation exercises, potential disaster loss, and levels of acceptable risk assessments. Lastly, it includes training on how to utilize risk and vulnerability assessments to formulate prevention and mitigation strategies on national, provincial and local scales.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the importance of the community-based disaster risk reduction approach
  2. Plan and implement Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) projects
  3. Conduct community-based risk assessment
  4. Evaluate the CBDRR projects

Course Outline

  1. Fundamental features, elements, and processes of community empowerment
  2. Disaster risk assessments at the community level
  3. Community resilience and disaster risk reduction plans
  4. Social accountability and commitment of CBDRR practitioners
  5. Disaster education and community awareness
  6. Concepts of social capital
  7. Tools and techniques for participatory approaches
  8. Participatory monitoring and evaluation
  9. Analysis of stakeholders and resources
  10. Community training
  11. Community early warning systems

Training delivery methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.