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Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management

This guide will support you as you promote a community led, inclusive and accountable approach to managing disaster risk, whether you are working on a development program, a disaster recovery intervention or on a specific disaster risk management project. Its step by step instructions, examples, tips and lessons learned by experienced community mobilizers and facilitators are relevant for both urban and rural communities, and to addressing risks created by slow and rapid onset hazards. The guide starts by outlining the principles of community led DRM, namely leadership by the community, inclusion and accountability. Three stages follow, each comprised of a number participatory processes. Stage 1 describes how to decide where to work, how to set up a system to engage all groups in the selected communities, and how to involve all relevant stakeholders, from local authorities to NGOS and private entities. It also helps you to set up the participation mechanism that will ensure that the DRM planning and implementation is indeed inclusive and accountable. Stage 2 guides you through facilitation of the community risk-assessment process, to the point where the community is able to decide which risks to address as a matter of priority, and to explore options for reducing and managing them. Stage 3 enables you to support the community to identify and agree on the most feasible and appropriate solutions that will help them to reduce their disaster risks, and to develop a plan of action that they can implement and monitor at both the community and household levels. At the back of the guide you will find a resources section containing additional information, checklists, templates, sample materials and further reading to support you through each of the 10 processes.
Author: Turnbull, Marilise; Moriniere, Lezlie; Christian Relief Services; Catholic Agency For Overseas Development; Caritas Australia
Language: English
Pubished By: Christian Relief Services
Pubished date: 2017

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