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Learn about the foundations of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management and discover innovative practices from the field.

About This Course

In 2018, 10,400 people around the world lost their lives due to disasters, with Asia accounting for 74% of these fatalities (Munich Re, 2018). For Indonesia, 2018 was the deadliest year in over a decade with 4,231 people dead or missing due to multiple devastating earthquake and tsunami events (BNPB, 2018).

Against this backdrop, safeguarding communities and the most vulnerable has never been more critical to limit loss of precious lives and damage to societies. Communities possess vital knowledge and experience in identifying, understanding, and managing disaster risks that they face, and harnessing this potential is at the core of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management, or CBDRM.

This course, ‘Introduction to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management’, is offered by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Government of Indonesia, with support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Offered in both English and Indonesian, this course aims to introduce you to the key concepts and terminologies of CBDRM and guide you through the steps in the CBDRM process. This introductory course is open to anyone interested in learning about CBDRM, and is particularly useful for stakeholders in disaster risk management with a desire to expand their knowledge base.

To access this course in Indonesian, click here.

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    Course outline

    Course Introduction
    Module 1: Key concepts and terminology
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Community-Based Disaster Risk Management

  • Module 2: The CBDRM process
  • Step 1: Selecting the community
  • Step 2: Building rapport and understanding the community
  • Step 3: Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment
  • Step 4: Participatory Disaster Risk Management Planning
  • Step 5: Building and training community DRM organizations
  • Step 6: Community-managed implementation
  • Step 7: Participatory monitoring and evaluation

  • Module 3: Case studies from the field

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